In fact, it has also been reported John was concerned about letting George in the band because of his youth but relented after being impressed by his playing.
The Beatles then formed after John’s Quarrymen members left the group, and the band brought in were Pete Best on drums and Stuart Sutcliffe on bass.
Stuart has been credited for coming up with the band’s name, though his version was spelt The Beatals, before it was changed to the name fans know.
George remained friends with Paul long after the band split, and Paul spoke of their final meeting before George’s death in 2001.
He told The New York Times in 2020: “We were sitting there, and I was holding his hand, and it occurred to me — I’ve never told this — I don’t want to hold George’s hand. You don’t hold your mate’s hands.