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Paul meets John

John Len­non’s skif­fle group, The Quar­ry­men, plays a church gar­den fete wit­nessed by Paul Mccart­ney, who is sub­se­quently in­tro­duced to Len­non. 6 July 1957

John meets Ge­orge

Haunted by his dis­missal of ‘that chubby kid Mccart­ney’, Len­non in­vites 14-year-old gui­tarist Ge­orge Har­ri­son to join The Quar­ry­men. 6 Fe­bru­ary 1958

Stones be­gin to roll

Mick Jag­ger, Brian Jones and Keith Richards play their first gig as The Rolling Stones at the Mar­quee Club in Lon­don. 12 July 1962

Ringo ap­proached

The Quar­ry­men in­vite drum­mer Ringo Starr to leave his safe gig in Rory Storm and the Hur­ri­canes and join them. He de­clines. 18 Au­gust 1962

Stones on their way

Hav­ing pro­duced hits for the likes of Jimmy Young and Dickie Valen­tine, Dick Rowe signs The Rolling Stones to Decca. May 1963

Dy­lan stays true

The al­bum An­other Side of Bob Dy­lan is re­leased and its cre­ator is lauded for re­sist­ing the urge to go elec­tric and copy the Stones. 8 Au­gust 1964

Je­sus stalls Stones

Re­act­ing to their stran­gle­hold on the pop charts, Cliff Richard re­minds fans that Je­sus is big­ger than The Rolling Stones. 5 Au­gust 1966

Stones ground down

The Rolling Stones’ ca­reer is ef­fec­tively ended when Jag­ger and Richards are ar­rested at the lat­ter’s man­sion on drugs charges. 12 Fe­bru­ary 1967

The Devil in Iggy

As The Stooges re­lease their de­but al­bum, Iggy Pop says the Devil has all the best tunes be­cause he gave them to him. 5 Au­gust 1969

Rea­gan as­sas­si­nated

Pop mu­sic fan Mark David Chap­man, 25, shoots US Pres­i­dent-elect Ron­ald Rea­gan in Wash­ing­ton in a seem­ingly un­mo­ti­vated at­tack. 8 De­cem­ber 1980

Len­non-mccart­ney, fi­nally

Lo­cal artist John Len­non and vicar Ge­orge Har­ri­son re­form The Quar­ry­men in Liver­pool for their 60th an­niver­sary and in­vite game-show host Paul Mccart­ney to join them. 8 July 2017

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