1958 Liverpool Police Film Believed to Feature Earliest Glimpse of The Beatles

A vintage Liverpool police recruitment film dating from 1958 may very  likely have a glimpse of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and his brother  Michael, the McCartney brother told the Liverpool Echo March 7. If it is  indeed The Beatles in the footage, it would be the earliest known film appearance of any of the group members.

Contacted  by the Echo, Michael McCartney said he believed it was himself, Paul  McCartney and very likely John Lennon. “Wow! That could definitely be  us,” he told the paper. “It was a really big occasion in Liverpool and  that’s what we used to do every summer –- take deck chairs and climb  onto the concrete shed and watch a free show. And I think there is every  chance John would have been there that year – absolutely. His friend,  Pete Shotton, was a police cadet. And George could easily have been  there, too. It’s bloody mad – absolutely fascinating and unbelievable!”    The complete film runs about 41 minutes long and is on YouTube. The  glimpse of the Beatles comes at 34:33 in the film. The footage shows  Paul McCartney, along with his brother Michael, and Lennon on a rooftop  at their home at 20 Forthlin Road.


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