And, as wonderful as it is that Rod discovered a new photograph of Lennon playing with The Quarrymen
, for me it's the other images which are particularly special.
Included in the exhibition are several paintings of quarrymen
; one is a large painting depicting the frightened, staring faces of quarrymen
, standing, waiting to hear the worst news possible in the quarry - an intense gathering of quarrymen
in a strong atmosphere of sultry shades of brown and strong, prominent lines.
The newlyformed group took the name The Quarrymen
, taken from the first line of their school song The Song of the Quarry, "Quarrymen
old before our birth, Straining each muscle and sinew".
Liam Jones grabbed a hat-trick and Simon Brown a double in Llandyrnog United's 7-1 rout at Amlwch Town while bottom side Nantlle Vale were whipped 5-0 at home by Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gareth Roberts on target twice for the Quarrymen
4 The Rhosydd quarry was remote from the major towns of the area and as such it was normal practice for the quarrymen
to barrack or lodge at the quarry.
On July 6, 1957 - the day of the village fete, which featured Lennon's skiffle group The Quarrymen
- John met Paul.
Slate-quarrying like coal-mining, causes pneumoconiosis, though it takes years for quarrymen
to suffer its full effect.
The performances take a Stilgoe family story full circle, as Joe explains to Insider: "I found out the other day that dad's old band, Tony Snow and the Blizzards, came second to The Quarrymen
in the Mossley Hill battle of the bands.
The movie, which also features Hollywood star Kristin Scott Thomas as John Lennon's aunt Mimi, traces the early days of the singer's rise to stardom in The Quarrymen
We're playing not to mark his death, but to celebrate his life," explains Rod Davis, banjo player with the Quarrymen
, who had known John since they were five years old at Sunday school.
In stating her political priorities, Mrs Williams spoke of her desire to help the slate quarrymen
of North Wales whose health has been affected badly by breathing slate dust while at work.
A tribute concert, Lennon Remembered, takes place at the ECHO Arena on December 9 (the date UK time on which Lennon was shot in New York) featuring members of The Quarrymen
alongside Mark McGann and others.