Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

The Beatles ended 1960 with a performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in Hayman’s Green, owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.

This was the fourth and final time The Beatles played with stand-in bassist Chas Newby, following Stuart Sutcliffe‘s decision to stay in Germany with Astrid Kirchherr.

The Beatles played at the Casbah Coffee Club a total of 37 times between 1960 and 1962. The other dates were: 17 December 1960; 15 and 29 January; 12, 19 and 26 February; 5, 12, 19 and 26 March; 6, 13 and 27 August; 10 and 24 September; 22 October; 19 and 24 November; 3 and 17 December 1961; 7, 14, 21 and 28 January; 4, 11, 18 and 25 February; 4, 11, 18 and 25 March; 1, 7 and 8 April; and 24 June 1962.

The Quarrymen also performed at the Casbah on seven occasions: 29 August; 5, 12, 19 and 26 September; and 3 and 10 October 1959.

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