In 1994 John Duff Lowe (yes, that’s his real name) who played piano with the Quarrymen in 1958 realised a lifetime’s ambition of releasing a CD under the name of “The Quarrymen - Open for Engagements” - a title taken from Nige Walley’s 1950s business card.
John played on the first ever disc cut by the Quarrymen “In Spite of all the Danger” and “That’ll be the Day” which was made at Percy Philiip’s studio in Islington, Liverpool in July 1958. The other band members that day were Colin Hanton on drums, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison!
On the “Open for Engagements “CD Duff, who now plays keybvoards, got together with Rod Davis from the 1957 Quarrymen, singer/guitarist John Ozoroff, singer/percussionist Charles Hart and bassist Richie Gould and recorded fifteen tracks, some of which were from the 1950s Quarrymen’s Rock ‘n’ Roll repertoire such as “Dizzy Miss Lizzie”, “Come go with me” - the song which John Lennon was singing when Paul McCartney first saw the group (only this time with the correct words!), “Tryin’ to get to you” - said by some to be the inspiration for McCartney’s “In Spite of all the Danger” plus half a dozen or so new compositions from Lowe and Ozoroff, some of which sound very Beatle-ish.