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 …

Peggy March is an American pop singer, primarily remembered for her 1963 million-selling song “I Will Follow Him“. Her real name is Margaret Annemarie Battavio.. but why did she choose the name “Little Peggy March“? She was discovered at age thirteen singing at her cousin’s wedding and was introduced to the record producer partnership Hugo   Read More …

The Shirelles, an American girl group in the early 1960s, were the first to have a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. They were the first major female vocal group of the rock and roll era, preceding Motown as a crossover phenomenon with white audiences. The members of the quartet were Shirley Owens,   Read More …