Ivan Vaughan

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Ivan Vaughan was responsible for introducing Paul McCartney to John Lennon at the July 6, 1957 performance of the Quarry Men at St. Peter's Church in Woolton. Vaughan was a childhood friend of John Lennon's,…
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Ivan Vaughan was responsible for introducing Paul McCartney to John Lennon at the July 6, 1957 performance of the Quarry Men at St. Peter's Church in Woolton. Vaughan was a childhood friend of John Lennon's, but attended a different high school, Liverpool Institute, than Lennon (who went to the Quarry Bank High School for Boys). Vaughan sometimes played tea chest bass for the Quarry Men in 1957, although it was just for fun and he soon drifted out of the onstage group. He had become friends with Paul McCartney at Liverpool Institute, and his introduction of Lennon to McCartney was the first step in the formation of the greatest partnership in rock history.