February 6th: A Pre-Fab Four Flashback

It was 60 years ago today, that a young, spry guitar player named George Harrison was made an official member of the Quarrymen. The story goes , Paul had suggested him after having gone to school with him for the last year. Harrison, just shy of his 15th Birthday audtioned on the top of a double-decker bus. He pulled out a guitar and played Bill Justis' R&B instrumental "Raunchy," a No. 2 hit on Sun Records in 1957.

John Lennon (17, at the time) was impressed with his playing but remarked at the time 'He doesn't shave. ... Can't we get him to look like a grown-up?'" Harrison's skills and rehearsal space at his family's home were enough to land him in the band. Four years later The Beatles were born.  Click below to some audio of The Quarrymen from that era.

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