Monday, July 06, 2020

"The day it started moving"

On July 6, 1957, John Lennon met Paul McCartney for the first time. And the world is better for it. Here's the plaque that hangs at St. Peter's Church in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool. John's band was playing at a church dance, and a mutual friend introduced him to the 15-year-old McCartney kid. As John recalled, "That was the day, the day I met Paul, that it started moving."

I'm happy to report that St. Peter's still stands and has a thriving congregation. It's closed now, of course, because of the global pandemic. But they're preparing to reopen soon for weddings, funerals and baptisms.