Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

The Beatles performed their 28th evening show at the Cavern Club on this date.

They topped a bill which also featured Gerry and the Pacemakers, and Earl Preston and the TTs. Overall this was The Beatles’ 84th appearance at the Mathew Street venue, including their numerous lunchtime shows.

I had started to write songs in the TTs. They weren’t much good but it was something I wanted to do. We did one called Sweet Love on stage. Paul McCartney used to call me Wee George as I was smaller than George Harrison and he said, ‘That was good, Wee George, I didn’t realise you wrote songs.’ I said that I’d only written a couple and he said, ‘We’ve written a few but we don’t think that they’re good enough to do on stage.’
Earl Preston
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.

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