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Q: What was the very first song recorded by the Beatles? I don't mean their first hit, I mean the very first song.

A: It was one of two songs on July 12, 1958 but no one can confirm the exact date or which song came first: either a cover of Buddy Holly's THAT'LL BE THE DAY or “In Spite of All the Danger" (“In Spite of All the Danger" was written by Paul McCartney and George Harrison, the only song ever to credit just those two). The song is credited to 'The Quarrymen' since the name 'Beatles' hadn't been concocted yet. Members at the time were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Colin Hanton on drums and John Lowe on piano. However, it seems that some kid recorded The Quarrymen a year earlier before Paul & George joined up. It was made on a reel-to-reel tape recorder and featured John Lennon with the other Quarrymen when they played at the 1957 Rose Queen garden fête at St. Peter's Church in Liverpool. Ironically, it was the same day when John first met Paul.