Live: Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool

8.00pm, Tuesday 7 February 1961 (53 years ago)

This was The Beatles’ first performance at the Merseyside Civil Service Club, on Lower Castle Street, Liverpool.

The club was situated in a city centre basement. It was normally open only to members, but guests could be admitted with permission for a charge of three shillings.

The Beatles played at the Merseyside Civil Service Club on five occasions. The other dates were 7, 14, 21 and 28 November 1961.

The group were paid £5 for their appearance on this occasion.

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