On the afternoon of 6 July 1957 John Lennon’s skiffle group – The Quarrymen – were taking part in the St Peter’s Garden Fete and Rose Queen. Proceedings started with a procession round Woolton village near Liverpool and as it came down Kings Drive my father came out of our house, number 129, and photographed the entire procession. The last lorry contained the Quarrymen. They are- from the left: Pete Shotton -washboard, Eric Griffiths, guitar, Len Garry – teachest bass, John Lennon (in check shirt seated) – guitar, Colin Hanton – drums and myself, Rod Davis, standing in white shirt, For some reason I had given up playing and my banjo is in its case at my feet. This photo was taken a couple of hours before Geoff Rhind’s more famous shot. I discovered it amongst my father’s negatives in 2009! Later that day of course, Paul McCartney and John Lennon met for the first time.
Added by: Rod Davis