Part 1. The Early Years.
John,Paul,George and Ringo
were only small when they were born
but by 1953, John had stormed to the top
of a conker tree that many in the Liverpool suburb
of Diddleington considered unclimbable.
They all lived in separate houses with steady folk
who said,"Looking at girls makes you blind."
"Mind you get a good school report." "Guitars are bad."
"Singing wears out your throat." and "If you don't continue
your swimming lessons you'll fall out of a boat
down into the Mersey and not float."
The area where they grew up was a mysterious place
full of seafarers, spray,tattoo'd faces and women
who came to the dockside carrying stilleto heels,hidden away
in the steely bee hives of their hair.The whole place round there
was alive and buzzing.
The men were called "Whack!" and took strong mustard
with their chips, mackeral and seal steaksl.Cynthia Lennon
as she was to become,possessed lucious lips
and a Gainsborough like beauty.She was exhibited
in the Walker Gallery where she met John.
The boys were fed a diet of Elvis, Fat Dominoes, Bill Hilarious
and the Combs and Lenny Lonegan. They got the nefarious idea
of forming a band when Paul wandering away from home fell from
the top of a local quarry and landed on John.
They had to wait till George grew up and Ringo got tired
of his job as a bingo caller,then leapt in the back of a removal van
going to Hamburg where they played tunes,rented rooms
and learned how to speak in tongues.
When they returned people thought they were German bongo players
and interned them in the Epstein P.O.W. Camp above a record store
in Hitler Street.where thousands came to see these strange boys
from overseas, who some people remembered from all those years ago,
playing wash boards on sunny summer days in Liverpool.
The self indulgent years.
After escaping to London The Boys indulged in powders and potions
and made a commotion that no one really understoo........................
blah blah blah to be continued.