Aug 10, 1960. The unsigned ad on the Liverpool Echo said simply: "Drummer_Young_Free".

You never get a second chance to make a first impression

A letter from Paul McCartney
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Dear Sir,
In reply to your advertisement in Echo, Wed. night we would like to offer you an audition for the position of drummer in the group.
You will, however, need to be free soon for a trip to Hamburg (expenses paid £ 18 per week (approx.) for 2 months).
If interested, ring Jacaranda Club, Slater St. (ROYAL 6544) and ask for either a member of the 'BEATLES', Alan Williams or else leave a message stating when you will be available.
Yours Sincerely
Paul McCartney