What were the earlier names for the Beatles?

The Beatles had several names.

In the late 1950s, John Lennon and Paul McCartney formed a band to play “skiffle” music in local Liverpool clubs.

They first called themselves the Quarrymen, then tried several other names: Johnny and the Moondogs, the Moonshiners, Long John and the Silver Beatles.

By 1960, however, they settled on the name now known to all, the Beatles.