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John Lennon joined Dovedale Road School in May 1946, when his Aunt Mimi took him to live with her in “Mendips”.
John soon made friends with Michael Hill, a friendship which would see them both go to Quarry Bank School.
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Michael Hill lived close to Dovedale School and Quarry Bank, on Dovedale Road.
Michael, John, Pete Shotton and Don Beattie would go back to Michael’s house for lunch. It was here that Michael inspired John Lennon by playing him a new record he had purchased in Amsterdam.
Michael’s recollections have that authentic flavour which, unlike most Beatle-
writing, comes from a person who was actually there during John’s younger years and who lived through them alongside him.
Thanks Michael–you brought it all back to me.
Rod Davis, The Quarrymen
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“Little Richard was one of the all-
John Lennon said:
For the first time, read the full story of how John Lennon was turned on to rock ‘n’ roll in the home of his school friend, Mike Hill.
John and Mike attended Dovedale Road School and Quarry Bank High School together, and shared a passion for rock ‘n’ roll. With their friends Pete Shotton and Don Beattie, Mike played John “Long Tall Sally” and forever changed his life.
“With a flair for telling detail and historical context, Hill recounts his friendship with the young John Lennon in ways that bring the future Beatle to colorful life. It all rings true, from the privation of post-
Tim Riley, author of Lennon: the Man, the Myth, the Music (2012)
“To fully understand John’s passion for rock ‘n’ roll, you need to read Michael’s book. He was there with John from a young age, and this personal eyewitness account reveals for the first time how, in Michael’s house, John realised that rock ‘n’ roll had to be his destiny. This is a fascinating book, and a must-
David Bedford, author of Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles (2009) and The Fab one hundred and Four: The Evolution of The Beatles (2013)
TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE BOOK
REVIEWS FROM PURCHASERS OF MICHAEL’S BOOK
The narrative was wonderful and the writing superb. An informative, perceptive and highly entertaining read. I was utterly captivated by the book – MN USA
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Found your book engrossing – CK USA
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Fantastic – LC Australia
I really enjoyed every page – DW Fiji
Very enjoyable and full of interesting information – RH UK
This is an excellent and enjoyable book. I highly recommend it – ML USA
A good read. I enjoyed it immensely –TH UK
The book is very well written, entertaining and enlightening –OW Norway
Really enjoyed reading it. Could hardly put it down – L&BS Australia
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Hard to put down – IJ Australia
And comments from leading biographer, Philip Norman, ‘I have greatly enjoyed the book. A fascinating memoir of the days when John Lennon was just a fresh-