Welcome to Phillips Sound Recording Service.
The legendary Liverpool recording studio where, between 1955 and 1969, Percy Phillips recorded thousands of tapes and discs for Liverpool people, starting the careers of many performers who went on to become major stars at home and abroad.
In 1958, John Lennon's first group, the Quarry Men, (who later became The Beatles) made their first ever record at Percy Phillips' studio. This one off
78 rpm 10 inch acetate disc (which is now in Paul McCartney's record collection) is considered today to be the World's most valuable record.
On the 'A' side is the Quarry Men's rendition of Buddy Holly's hit, 'That'll Be The Day' and on the 'B' side is Paul McCartney and George Harrison's composition, 'In Spite Of All The Danger'.
Both these unique recordings appeared on the 'Beatles Anthology 1' album in 1995.
Also in 1958, just a few weeks before the Quarry Men, local boy Ron Wycherly made his first ever record in Percy's studio and went on to fame and fortune as Billy Fury.
But surprisingly, Percy Phillips himself and his modestly equipped yet enormously productive studio remained largely unknown and uncredited by people outside Liverpool.
Now, more than 65 years since the Quarry Men recording, phillipsacetates.com is revealing for the first time the story of Percy Phillips and his studio, using archive recordings, photographs and memories, many provided by the Phillips family and others who were there at the time.