John Lennon on the early Beatles

"When I was a Beatle I thought we were the best f*cking group in the goddamn world, and believing that is what made us what we were; just a matter of time before everyone else caught on."

- John Lennon

The Beatles donned in leather with Pete Best, circa 1960. 

The Beatles donned in leather with Pete Best, circa 1960. 

John Lennon circa 1960. 

John Lennon circa 1960. 

Early shot of John Lennon and Paul McCartney performing together circa 1959. 

Early shot of John Lennon and Paul McCartney performing together circa 1959. 

John Lennon and Paul McCartney at the Cavern, circa 1961. 

John Lennon and Paul McCartney at the Cavern, circa 1961.