John Lennon in 1957.

On Saturday, July 6, 1957, a dance was held at St. Peter’s Parish Church in Woolton. One of the two bands playing that night was The Quarry Men, led by a 16-year-old named John Lennon. After the performance, he was introduced to another budding musician, 15-year-old Paul McCartney.
In 1994, Bob Molyneux, a retired policeman, rediscovered a single reel-to-reel tape he had made of that evening performance, caught while experimenting with a bulky "portable" Grunding tape recorder. Preserved on the tape were poor quality recordings of Quarry Men performances of Lonnie Donegan's "Puttin' On The Style" and Elvis Presley's "Baby, Let's Play House."

That tape is the earliest existing recording of John Lennon singing. Those recordings were used for a BBC radio special, and you can hear them at The Beatles Source. Link -via Grow-A-Brain

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