Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

8.00pm, Wednesday 8 November 1961 (52 years ago)

The Beatles’ 24th evening show at the Cavern Club, the soon-to-be-legendary club on Liverpool’s Mathew Street, took place on this date.

The group headlined a bill which also included The Remo Four and Ian and the Zodiacs.

The Beatles were always going through songs in the band and didn’t mix with the other bands too much. On reflection, we might have been bigger if we’d spent more time writing songs and not gone to the pub.
Ian Edwards, Ian And The Zodiacs
The Cavern, Spencer Leigh

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

Overall this was their 75th known appearance at the underground venue, including their more common lunchtime shows.

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