1962

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ 28th performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool’s Hayman Green. The venue was owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

This was The Beatles’ 52nd evening show at the Cavern Club. They topped a bill which also featured Cyril Preston’s Excelsior Jazz Band, and the Zenith Six Jazz Band.

Radio audition: BBC Broadcasting House, Manchester

Since taking over management of The Beatles, Brian Epstein had his sights set further afield from shows in the clubs of Liverpool. He wanted the group to perform in more reputable ballrooms and theatres, to appear on television and radio, and to secure a recording contract.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ 27th performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool’s Hayman Green. The venue was owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

On this day The Beatles’ 50th evening show at the Cavern Club took place. It was also the 20th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)

The Beatles gave their 83rd lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club on this day. It was also the 20th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)

This was The Beatles’ 49th evening show at the Cavern Club. It was also the 19th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)

This was The Beatles’ 82nd lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. It was also the 19th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

This was The Beatles’ 26th performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool’s Hayman Green. The venue was owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.