John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met today in 1957. What a great excuse to have a quiz about the first meetings of famous musical pairings.
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The Midweek Quiz: Musical meetings
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0-3 You missed the meeting
4-7 Pleased to meet you
8-10 A meeting of minds
Where were Lennon and McCartney when they met?
Who first noticed his future partner singing in a talent show at their school and thought, “It would be a good way to attract girls”?
Which then 18-year-old wrote a letter to his Aunt Patty about meeting his future musical partner at a train station?
Which musical pairing met at the Lenox Square Shopping Mall in Atlanta when they were 16?
And who met at an open-mic poetry night in a Detroit cafe called Memphis Smoke?
Where did Burt Bacharach meet Hal David?
Who met her future band mates when she was the only person to reply to an advert for a bass player (even though she couldn’t play a bass guitar)?
Who wrote in his diary of his meeting with a new bandmate: “He beats the drums like he’s beating the shit out of people’s heads.”
Which pair met when one knocked on the other’s front door and asked if he’d like to start a band?
And finally, how did Elton John meet Bernie Taupin?