Thursday, 18 July 2013

1961, Music: The Beatles perform for the first time at the Cavern Club

The Cavern Club in Liverpool was the place where the Beatles (formerly known as 'The Quarrymen' and 'The Silver Beetles') became popular in the UK. The Cavern Club originally opened as a jazz club on 16 January 1957. 'The Quarrymen' made their first appearance at the club on 21 February 1957. On 9 February 1961 the group first performed there under their new name 'The Beatles'. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best were first seen by Brian Epstein at the club on 9 November 1961. Epstein became their manager and secured them a record contract.
'The Quarrymen' on November 23, 1957 in The New Clubmoor Hall in Liverpool.
Left to right Colin Hanton, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, John Lennon, and Eric Griffiths.
The Quarry Men in 1957: George Harrison (Age 14), John Lennon (Age 16)
& Paul McCartney (Age 15)
'The Beatles' appeared 292 times at the club in 1961, 1962 and 1963, with a final appearance on 3 August 1963, one month after the group recorded "She Loves You", and six months before their first trip to the United States.
The Beatles in the Cavern Club (1961):
George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Pete Best & John Lennon
The Beatles in 1965:
George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney & John Lennon

The Beatles at The Cavern Documentary

The Beatles at The Cavern in 1962

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