John Len­non’s orig­i­nal Quar­ry­men to re-en­act first per­for­mance at NEC

The Quar­ry­men to star at NEC in Novem­ber to cel­e­brate 60 years since their first pub­lic ap­pear­ance

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The Fed­er­a­tion of Bri­tish His­toric Ve­hi­cle Clubs (FBHVC) is bring­ing John Len­non’s orig­i­nal Quar­ry­men, the pre­de­ces­sors to The Bea­tles, to the show on 11 Novem­ber at Birm­ing­ham’s NEC.

There will be two 30-minute sets at the joint stand of the FBHVC/His­toric Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle So­ci­ety (HCVS), and to fur­ther re­cap­ture the spirit of their de­but, there will be a 1937 AEC Mata­dor lorry on stage.

FBHVC chair­man, David Whale, ex­plains: ‘ The idea for this re­cre­ation of what might be called the birth of The Bea­tles came to us when we found an old black and white pho­to­graph of a skif­fle group play­ing on the back of a ‘50s lorry in a car­ni­val. One of our di­rec­tors re­marked that one of the boys looked like John Len­non and we soon found out that in­deed it was!

A spokesper­son for the band adds: ‘ They are all proud to have been part of what went be­fore, and their mu­sic con­tin­ues to salute that glo­ri­ous her­itage to­day.’

The Quar­ry­men’s first pub­lic ap­pear­ance, dur­ing an Em­pire Day street party in Liver­pool.

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