Tuesday, June 18, 2024

John Lennon’s Original Group–The Quarrymen–Are Here

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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!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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