He recorded his first single at 14 years old and became famous at 16, with “Diana”:). This song is one of the best selling singles ever by a Canadian recording artist. Here’s the oldie video!

“Please Mr. Postman” is the debut single of The Marvelettes and the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart (1961). “Please Mr. Postman” became a number-one hit again in early 1975, when The Carpenters‘ cover of the song also reached the top position of the Billboard   Read More …

He got his passion for music from his mother. His uncle, George, gave him his first instrument, a harmonica, his mother, Julia, his first rock and roll lessons, his aunt, Mimi, his first 7 pounds guitar and Paul his first notions of musical notes and the dream of having their own songs and recordings. The   Read More …

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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