Before the Beatles existed, John Lennon was in a group called The Quarrymen. And now The Quarrymen are coming to America at last, to celebrate Lennon’s 70th birthday.
beatles expert Martin Lewis tells me that the guys will make a bunch of appearances, starting at the premiere of the terrific movie, “Nowhere Boy” on Tuesday night. The Q’s are depicted in Sam Taylor-Wood’s fine film.
They’re also at Radio City Music Hall on September 25th with the Fab Faux. That’s the group comprising “Saturday Night Live” and Letterman band members who play the Beatles songs so expertly.
On Lennon’s birthday, October 9th, the Quarrymen (see their website at www.thequarrymen.info) will also play as part of an all-star tribute to Lennon at the Ethical Culture Society, just a few blocks down from the Dakota on Central Park West. Among their guests: Marshall Crenshaw, Garland Jeffreys, Pete Seeger, and Tom Paxton.
Sounds like a cool way to celebrate John Lennon!