|Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison circa 1959|
A previously unpublished photo of a young John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison has surfaced in a purchase by British music memorabilia firm Tracks Ltd., The Irish News reports.
The fuzzy photo shows the young Quarrymen in mid-song, likely playing in a Liverpool home.
Tracks director Paul Wane said: “Having seen thousands upon thousands of Beatles photos in my career, I was amazed to stumble quite randomly upon this shot of the Quarrymen amongst a collection of photos that I bought recently.”
Beatles historian and author Mark Lewisohn said: “It’s late 1959, somewhere in Liverpool, and history shines in every dimly-lit detail. Schoolboys Paul McCartney and George Harrison, 17 and 16, are rock and rolling together with art-school student John Lennon, 19."Former Beatles drummer Pete Best confirms the photo was taken in his home: