Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

The Beatles’ 40th evening show at the Cavern Club took place on this date. Also on the bill were jazz group Pete Haslam’s Collegians.

There was a short period at the Cavern where beat groups would be billed alongside jazz bands. It was a strange combination and it wasn’t clear for whom Ray McFall was catering. Ray would book the jazz bands, who would say it’s no use to be on such a bill. The jazz element became disenchanted with the Cavern and so the club turned completely to rock.
Bob Wooler
The Cavern, Spencer Leigh

Overall this was The Beatles’ 110th appearance at the underground Mathew Street venue, including their more common lunchtime shows.

The precise number of the group’s 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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