The Beatles were known as The Quarrymen in 1958. Here's George, John, and Paul (no Ringo), performing "In Spite of All The Danger" on acoustic instruments.
Wikipedia has a good article about the song:
"In Spite of All the Danger" is one of the first songs recorded by The Quarrymen, then composed of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, pianist John Lowe and drummer Colin Hanton.
The song was written by McCartney and Harrison and is the only song to credit the two alone. It is believed to have been recorded on Saturday 12 July 1958 (three days before Lennon's mother's death). However, that recording date is disputed by the group. The recording was made at Percy Phillips' home studio in Liverpool (see 1958 in music), and cost 17 shillings and six pence (87.5p).
Here's Paul McCartney, many years later, talking about "In Spite of All The Danger" and performing it solo on guitar:
Carolina Eyck performs a lovely series of Theremin Sessions, including this cover of Norwegian Wood. And she takes viewer requests: To take part in this video project, comment or send me your suggestions for an improvisation. This can be: a) a word or sentence b) a photo, a drawing/sketch or painting of yours c) a […]
This new Fab Four themed Moleskine is really gear. Each one is individually numbered (I have 8379 out of 9999 made). It’s part of a series of Moleskine Beatles’ themed notebooks.
I’ve never seen any of these Beatles videos before! The color and clarity are fantastic. They are included in The Beatles 1 Video Collection. [via]
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