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UPDATED Oct 2020


Just about all our gigs in 2020 have been cancelled for obvious reasons, some of them have been postponed until 2021.

Our thoughts and good wishes go out to all our many friends throughout the world and we look forward to meeting you all again when  hopefully life returns to something like normal!

Meanwhile stay safe and keep well! - The Quarrymen


Upcoming Gigs 2020

Postponed until 2021!

The Casbah, Liverpool

Sat 29 Aug

Pete Best’s Magical History  Beatles Museum

Sun 30 Aug

Postponed until 2021!

John Lennon’s 80th Birthday!

an early celebration!

Glauchau, Germany

 Sat 3 Oct

Our old friend Edmund Thielow organised a concert “In Memory of John Lennon” in the Stadttheater of Glauchau on Sat 3 October, with the Quarrymen, The Strawberries and loads more.

This concert did actually take place - although only Rod Davis and Chas Newby were able to travel to Germany, so they borrowed Karsten Becker, the drummer from The Strawberries - not as good-looking as Colin Hanton but a lot younger!

Also in Glauchau from 21 Sep to 8 Dec Edmund’s Exhibition “20 years -  One Minute Silence -In Memory of John Lennon” at Neuesmitteldeutschland Design at Markt, 20 in the town centre - see yellow poster below.

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POSTER In Memory Of John  Lennon (5)
Poster Ausstellung 20 Jahre One  Minute Silence (1)
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Chas, Rod & Edmund Thielow, of “Beat Archiv” Glauchau who organised the event.

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At the sound check with The Strawberries

John Lennon’s 80th Birthday!

Strawberry Field, Liverpool

Friday 9 October

Colin Hanton and Len Garry- plus Charlie Roberts who took the famous Rosebery Street photos - visited Strawberry Field on the afternoon of Friday 9 October, the day which would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday.

On Youtube there’s a great interview with the three of them which you can see by clicking on the link below:

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Podcast time!

Beatles fans will be delighted when they listen to Liverpool Echo’s Beatles City Podcasts hosted by Ellen Kirwin and Laura Davis. There are some ten Podcasts, featuring Sir Paul McCartney, Pete Best, Freda Kelly, David Bedford, Percy Phillips grandson Peter, Beatles authors David Bedford and Kenneth Womack, Sid Bernstein’s colleague Merle Frimark, plus Quarryman Rod Davis and his brother Bernie. Each Podcast lasts between 29 and 49 minutes and provides a fascinating insight into the personalities featured and, of course, the history of the Beatles.

Click on the link below – note that you will have to sign up to iTunes to listen to the Podcasts but there is no charge involved as long as you simply listen to them. Enjoy!

The Echo Podcasts are available at:

Antony Rotunno, an English Beatle fan living and working in Spain, has put together a series of Podcasts about John Lennon, including two interviews with Quarryman Rod Davis: You’ll need to sign up to soundcloud to be able to listen to them. Find them here:

Video time!

People have told us recently about several great videos of the Quarrymen on Youtube which have been around for a long time without our realising! So here are the links!

First up, the 40th Anniversary of the Day John Met Paul, celebrated in Woolton in 1997 for which the Quarrymen got back together - and have been more or less together ever since!

Next - the 60th Anniversary, celebrated in 2

017 - yes they’re still going strong!


And finally - a terrific promo video put together by an anonymous fan!