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Beatles expert Scott Freiman details the origins of the band that conquered the world, from their musical influences to the "real people" (Mona Best, Bruno Koschmider, Astrid Kirchherr, Klaus Voorman) who crossed their trail between 1957 and the summer of 1962.
Extremely rare audio and video clips include a brief sound recording of John Lennon's school band, The Quarrymen, performing at a church hall fete on July 6, 1957 -- the very day he met Paul McCartney. After Paul joined the Quarrymen, they recorded a record in a storefront -- Percy Phillips' Electrical Shop in Liverpool -- that consisted of Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day" backed with a McCartney original, "In Spite of All the Danger" (based on an Elvis cut, "Tryin' to Get to You") which is now worth in the neighborhood of 200,000 pounds.
Gigs in Mona Best's Casbah Club, Allan Williams's The Jacaranda, as well as the better-known Hamburg junkets and the Cavern Club (again, with video evidence of the band in performance), are ...