Of all the historic days in music that I have celebrated in this blog, few, in my mind, are of a level of significance equal to that of this day.
55 years ago, on Saturday, July 6, 1957, 16-year-old John Lennon and 15-year-old Paul McCartney were introduced by their mutual friend, Ivan Vaughan.
Paul met John. John met Paul.
Consider for a moment (you might want to give yourself a bit more time than that) all that followed from that meeting.
For instance, make a quick mental list of the songs.
Visualize the images that filled the album covers.
If you’re old enough, remember where you were and how you felt when you watched the television broadcasts of those early performances.
Is it possible to measure the scope of the influence on our lives – on the world – of the music that was created as a direct result of the meeting that took place on this day in 1957?
I hope you will leave a comment and share your thoughts.
On this day in 2010, I wrote of this meeting in more detail. If you’re interested, search the archives.