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24th March, 2017

Pete Shotton: Beatles' friend passes away

The Beatles Story team are saddened to report that Pete Shotton, original member of the Quarrymen and lifelong friend to John Lennon has passed away, aged 75.

Peter was a close childhood friend of John Lennon’s, and attended Dovedale Infants School and Quarry Bank Grammar School at the same time as the future Beatle.

 

In 1957, Shotton was a member of The Quarrymen, playing the washboard, until Paul McCartney joined (pictured above behind John). He was "fired" from the band when, after confiding that he didn’t enjoy playing. However, he remained a friend and confidant of all members of The Beatles.

Shotton was occasionally invited to observe the band recording at Abbey Road Studios during their career, and although uncredited, played percussion on a few records. He also helped John pen the lyrics to “I Am the Walrus” and Paul McCartney with the storyline of “Eleanor Rigby”. Shotton later served as the manager of the Apple Boutique, and then as the first managing director of Apple Corps.

Martin King, of The Beatles Story, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Shotton. Our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time.”

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