Remembering John Lennon. Liverpool, December 1980
'Mendips', 251 Menlove Avenue on the evening of 8 December 2020.
Since 2006 the National Trust's custodians Sylvia and Colin Hall have marked the anniversary by leaving the light on in John's bedroom all night.
A lovely, simple gesture.
19 December 1965 - Sunday Mirror - London, London, England
The Beatles talk about their bezzie mates from Liverpool, with a young Annie Nightingale
Genesis publications has today announced the April 2021 publication of Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool which brings together all of his finest work including a wealth of previously unseen photographs and treasured drawings. Examples of both can be viewed on the Genesis website here.
Most astonishing of all is this one, a second colour photograph of the Quarrymen on Saturday 8 March 1958.
The photos were taken in the rear parlour of 147 Dinas Road at the wedding reception for Ian Harris and his new bride Jackie.
Ian was Paul McCartney's cousin, the son of Harry Harris and his wife Jinny, known the world over as 'Auntie Jin' after Paul namechecked her in his 1976 hit 'Let 'Em In'.
As Ian was 19 and Jackie only 16 they naturally wanted some musical entertainment at the reception suitable for their own age group. Ian asked cousin Paul and his mates to provide it. While it's highly unlikely that drummer Colin Hanton would have attended - he's certainly never mentioned it - it has been suggested in some books that on the original, uncropped version of the first colour photo the headstock of an acoustic guitar is visible to the extreme left of George leading some experts and historians to ponder who it might be, and reasoning that at the time the photo was taken the Quarry Men's other guitarist, Eric Griffiths, had already left the band.