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Section 1 Intro-1961: John Winston Lennon: Catalyst and driving force of Beatles October 9 th , 1940 Singer, guitarist, keyboarder, song writer Winston after Churchill Parents married on steps in Liverpool Freddie, father, took off to sea during childhood Freddie used John for money Mother Julie taught ukeliai and banjo Julie put John in hands of Mimi, Julia’s sister Jabberwalkie influenced John Fan of elvis Skiffle- British folk music, up tempo, rock and roll, tin cans, washtub bass, best of British music with American folk and blues Guaranteed not to split- first guitar Bus driver bough harmonica John did bad in school, class clown Liverpool college of Art Saint peters parish church, sung and played youth club Hops o John first saw Paul’s band Ivan Bon Pete Shoton John liked tortured genius types Paul McCartney: June 18, 1942- left handed “the real musician in the band” James popular name in family Paul plays bass like grandfather Jim McCartney had band- Dixie land swing o Live score to Hollywood queen of sheeba Paul started with trumpet, trades in for guitar Middle class family Liked Liverpool double decker buses Attempt to form band with younger brother, Michael Loni Donagon, helped Paul adjust guitar with matches to play lefty Lennon and Paul collaborated on each song Paul was first to write original song- I lost my little girl (14 yrs) First collab- too bad about sorrows
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Dressed as teddy boy, rocker: slick black hair, leather jackets, tight pants Both lost mothers Johns group performing for that summer, baby lets play house, putting on the style Paul helps john with tuning guitar Paul joined quarry men – pete shotton, john lowe George Harrison joined a year later o Spiritual one, quite, introspective o Only one grew up with both natural parents o Longest way to go musical speaking o Hardworker o Determined o Best known guitarist ever o Paul and George meet at institution- play guitar o Talent competitions Four Phase Career: Phase one 1958-1963 o Formative years o John/Paul wrote dozen songs o Never learned how to write music o Established themselves in Britain o First album o Huge in UK Phase 2- 1964-1965 o Come to Us o World tours o Pop hits o Films Phase 3 1966-1968 o Albums produced in studios o Concept albums o Psychedelic major o Drugs- Bob Dillon Phase 4 1968-1970 o Individual styles emerged o Meet significant others o Head in different directions Growth, detail and humor Self taught musicians
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More than 50 songs in top 40, half top 1 or 2 27 albums in top 100, only 12 official releases 15 albums at number 1 john and paul most successful music writers in history sold 105 million records one of first groups to write own material one of the most covered groups
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