Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

8.00pm, Saturday 23 December 1961 (52 years ago)

The Beatles’ 35th evening show at the Cavern Club, on Liverpool’s Mathew Street, took place on this date.

The occasion was an all-night event. The Beatles topped a bill which also featured The Searchers, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Remo Four, and The Saints and Mickey Ashman’s jazz bands.

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 103rd known appearance at the underground venue, including their more common lunchtime shows.

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