Paul McCartney’s brother has confirmed an unearthed police recruitment video from 1958 could feature the first footage of the Beatles.
The Liverpool Police film, discovered recently by Peter Hodgson and posted on Facebook, appears to feature John Lennon, Paul McCartney and his brother Michael, who tells the Liverpool Echo he wouldn’t be surprised if the footage captures the boys watching the annual police parade.
“That could definitely be us,” he told the newspaper. “It was a really big occasion in Liverpool and that’s what we used to do every summer – take deck chairs and climb onto the concrete shed and watch a free show.
“I think there is every chance John would have been there that year – absolutely. His friend, Pete Shotton, was a police cadet. And George could easily have been there, too. It’s bloody mad – absolutely fascinating and unbelievable!”