Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)

The Beatles gave their 42nd lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club on this day.

The group’s lunchtime shows typically lasted from 12-2pm. This was their 59th known appearance overall at the soon-to-be-famous cellar venue on Mathew Street in Liverpool’s city centre.

This was The Beatles’ final Cavern performance before John Lennon and Paul McCartney took a two-week holiday in Paris. They returned to the club’s stage on 16 October 1961.

Although the precise number of The Beatles’ Cavern performances is not known, they played at least 155 lunchtime and 125 evening shows between 9 February 1961 and 3 August 1963.

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