This is a love song written by John Lennon and based on a song his mother would sing to him as a child (photo): “Want to know a secret? Promise not to tell? We are standing by a wishing well.” (“I’m Wishing” from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie).

Did you know that John Lennon’s “Walls and Bridges” album cover shows a drawing made by him when he was 11? This is a depiction of the Newcastle vs Arsenal FA Cup final in 1952, drawn by him after seeing this match. Arsenal lost to Newcastle, 0-1 with several injuries on the field (no substitutions   Read More …

Saturday, July 6, 1957 is the day John met Paul! John (aged 16) and his band the Quarrymen were performing at a fête at St. Peter’s Woolton Parish Church in Liverpool. Paul (aged 15) was wheeling around on his bicycle – hoping to pick up girls – and heard the Quarrymen play (photo). A mutual   Read More …

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Lesley Gore (born Lesley Sue Goldstein) is an American singer-songwriter of the “girl group era”. She is perhaps best known for her 1963 pop hit “It’s My Party“, which she recorded at the age of 16. Following the hit, she became one of the most recognized teen pop singers of the 1960s.

The Dixie Cups are an American pop music girl group of the 1960s. They are best known for their 1964 million selling disc, “Chapel of Love“. The group hit the top of the charts in 1964 with “Chapel of Love,” a song that Phil Spector, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich had originally written for The   Read More …