L'Histoire de Jacques et Paul

"Once upon a time there were three little boys called John, George, and Paul, by name christened. They decided to get together because they were the getting together type. When they were together, they all wondered what for after all, what for? So all of a sudden they grew guitars and formed a noise. Funnily enough, no one was interested, least of all the three little men. Sooo... on discovering a fourth little even littler man called Stuart Sutcliffe running about them, they said, quote: 'Sonny, get a bass guitar and you will be all right,' and he did- but he wasn't all right because he couldn't play it. So they sat on him with comfort till he could play. Still there was no beat, and a kindly old aged man said, quote: 'Thou hast not drums!' We had no drums! they coffed. So a series of drums came and went and came. Suddenly, in Scotland, touring with Johnny Gentle, the group (called The Beatles called) discovered they had not a very nice sound- because they had no amplifiers. They got some. Many people ask what are Beatles? Why Beatles? Ugh, how did the name arrive? So we will tell you. It came in a vision- a man appeared on a flaming pie and said to unto them, 'From this day on you are Beatles with an A.' -'Thank you, Mister Man,' they said, thanking him."
-John Lennon, 1961

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