A previously unpublished photograph of the Quarrymen has been discovered on the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles breakup.
Featuring Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison playing guitars in a house in Liverpool about a year before they became the Beatles. John Lennon had formed the band three years earlier in1956.
They went on to revolutionise pop music before Paul McCartney announced on 10th April 1970 that he was leaving the group. Four years later the Beatles were legally dissolved.
The unique photograph was uncovered by music memorabilia specialists Tracks Ltd in Chorley, but it is unclear who captured the moment on camera and when exactly - although it is thought to be dated towards the latter part of 1959.