The Cavern Club
The Cavern is one of the most famous clubs in the world, it was the heart of The Mersey Beat in the 1960s and the starting point of the Fab Four’s world renowned success. On February 9th 1961, The Beatles played their first ever concert at The Cavern Club. Their line-up at the time; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best on drums. In 1962, Ringo Starr appeared at The Cavern Club as The Beatles’ drummer for the first time. Soon after, Granada TV filmed The Beatles lunchtime performance.
The Fab Four went on to perform at the underground venue a total of 292 times with their final performance at the club on 3rd August 1963. The Beatles were playing alongside other Cavern regulars such as Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer, Cilla Black and many more.
Descend down several flights of stairs to reach the underground vaults featuring exposed brick arches etched with names and dates and you’ll find a club still as bustling as it was 50 years ago. Over the years, The Cavern has, and continues to welcome a number of big names such as Adele, Jessie J and the Arctic Monkeys. It remains an advocate for emerging local talent with live music daily including tributes acts.
A must visit for any music fan visiting Liverpool, Beatlemaniac or not.