When the Quarry Men were battling on the way to getting the Beatles in past due 1959, they extremely briefly changed their name to Johnny & the Moondogs, Johnny being their leader, guitarist John Lennon. Johnny & the Moondogs was most likely never considered significantly as a long term name. The just known occasions which the music artists — John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, long term Beatles all -utilized it was for two occasions in nov 1959, where they competed in Carroll Levis’ “Television Celebrity Search” contests. By the start of 1960 these were back again to using the Quarry Guys, and in a couple of months they renamed themselves the Beatals, switching towards the Sterling silver Beetles towards the Sterling silver Beatles and finally towards the Beatles by August 1960. Although there are a few bootlegs acknowledged to Johnny & the Moondogs, they are in fact uncommon Beatles monitors, billed to Johnny & the Moondogs as an in-joke.