Live: Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool

2.00pm, Wednesday 15 March 1961 (53 years ago)

Following their ninth lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club, The Beatles took part in an afternoon event at the Liverpool Jazz Society.

Also on the bill were Gerry and the Pacemakers, and Rory Storm and his temporary band The Wild Ones. The three acts alternated on stage throughout the five-hour show. The Beatles first took to the stage at 2pm.

The Liverpool Jazz Society was based at the former Iron Door Club at 13 Temple Street, Liverpool. The events were promoted by Sam Leach, who promoted a number of shows in venues across the Merseyside area.

The Beatles played at Liverpool Jazz Society on five occasions, all within the same month. The other dates were 6, 11, 13 and 17 March 1961. They had also played at the Iron Door Club as The Silver Beetles on 15 May 1960.

The club was renamed the Storyville Jazz Club in 1962, and The Beatles played there on 1, 8 and 15 March that year. By the end of 1962 the club reverted to being known as the Iron Door Club.

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