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The Quarrymen were a classic rock band from the 1950s that soon evolved to be The Beatles. The Quarrymen were The Beatles before they were The Silver Beetles and then became The Beatles. They were also briefly known as "Johnny and the Moondogs" with John Lennon being the band leader. Therewere several permutations of The Quarrymen, the original line-up featuring John Lennon on guitar. The band also featured John’s school friend, Rod Davies, on banjo.

Members Edit

Current members
  • Colin Hanton – drums (1956–58, 1997–present)
  • Rod Davis – banjo (1957); guitar, vocals (1994–95, 1997–present)
  • Len Garry – tea-chest bass (1957–58); vocals, guitar (1997–present)
  • John Duff Lowe – piano (1958); keyboards (1994–95; since 2005, has been a regular guest, although not a constant member), vocals (1994–95)
  • Chas Newby – bass guitar (2016–present; Newby also played bass with the Beatles briefly from 1960–61)
Former members
  • John Lennon – vocals, guitar (1956–60; died 1980)
  • Eric Griffiths – guitar (1956–58, 1997–2005; died 2005)
  • Pete Shotton – washboard (1956–57, 1997–2000; died 2017)
  • Bill Smith – tea-chest bass (1956)
  • Nigel Walley – tea-chest bass (1956; Subsequently, became "manager" 1956–58)
  • Ivan Vaughan – tea-chest bass (1956–57; died 1993)
  • Paul McCartney – vocals, guitar (1957–60)
  • George Harrison – guitar, vocals (1958–60; died 2001)
  • Ken Brown – guitar (1959–60; died 2010)
  • Stuart Sutcliffe – bass guitar (1960; died 1962)
The Quarrymen 50

John and Paul as members of the Quarry Men.

Quarrymen 1

The Quarrymen nowadays.

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