Maite Itoiz was just a one-year-old toddler in the arms of her mother when John Kelly saw her for the first time. Five years later, they met again. Maite was now six years old and her parents let her play with the children of the Kelly Family. She still remembers that John defended her against two other children who were bugging her. "He simply took my hand. He was so tall. The difference in height was even bigger than nowadays. He was a young gentleman."
Usually, John joined his two sisters when they took guitar classes with Maite’s father.