This was The Beatles' 91st evening show at the Cavern Club. It was also the 38th occasion on which they performed both lunchtime and evening shows at the venue.
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Stuart Sutcliffe, the brilliant young painter who was a bass guitarist with The Beatles in their early period, died on this day of a brain haemorrhage.
Although he wouldn't perform his first official show as a Beatle until 18 August 1962, on this day Ringo Starr performed with the group for possibly the first time.
Having seeing their name several times in Mersey Beat magazine, and on posters around Liverpool, Brian Epstein had become curious about The Beatles.
Brian Epstein, the owner of the NEMS music store in Liverpool's Whitechapel, took a significant record order on this day: a customer, Raymond Jones, asked for The Beatles' single My Bonnie.
On 30 September 1961, John Lennon and Paul McCartney began hitchhiking from Liverpool to Paris where they celebrated Lennon's 21st birthday.
Well aware that his talents for painting were greater than for music, Stuart Sutcliffe planned to take art teaching courses. He applied for an Art Teachers Diploma (ATD) course at Liverpool College of Art, and was interviewed on this day.
Ten days after Paul McCartney and Pete Best had been deported from Germany, John Lennon travelled back to England by train and boat.
A few hours after they were arrested on suspicion of arson, Paul McCartney and Pete Best were deported from Germany.
Having been told on 1 November that their contract to perform at his Kaiserkeller club was being terminated by owner Bruno Koschmider, The Beatles began moving their belonging to the attic room above the nearby Top Ten Club.
German police authorities deported George Harrison from Hamburg on this day, after discovering he was under 18 years of age.
Since The Beatles had an impending trip to play in Hamburg but no drummer, they held an audition for the vacant position at the Blue Angel, manager Allan Williams' Liverpool club.
Paul McCartney wrote to a drummer on this day offering an audition to join The Beatles on their first trip to Hamburg.
With their Saturday night residency at the Grosvenor Ballroom cancelled due to local complaints, The Beatles had some time off. On this night they went to Mona Best's Casbah Coffee Club where they saw The Blackjacks playing.
The second Biennial John Moores Exhibition opened at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery on 17 November 1959. Among the exhibits was Summer Painting by Stuart Sutcliffe, an art school student and friend to John Lennon.
From 1946 John Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi (Mary Smith) and Uncle George in their house, 'Mendips', at 251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool, after his mother Julia had handed over care of her son to them.
This picture of John Lennon with friend and Quarrymen manager Nigel Whalley was uncovered by the BBC during research for a 2007 episode of Inside Out.
George Harrison claimed the first time he saw the Quarrymen was at the Wilson Hall, opposite the bus depot in Garston, Liverpool. According to Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, the date was most likely 6 February 1958.
Liverpudlian promoter Charlie 'Mac' McBain held regular skiffle and rock events at his venues. On Friday 18 October he ran one such event, at the New Clubmoor Hall in Norris Green, Liverpool. It was the first show in which Paul McCartney appeared onstage with the Quarrymen. McCartney played lead guitar. First-night nerves, however, caused him... Read more »
Three weeks after first meeting John Lennon, Paul McCartney and his brother Michael went to Scout camp at Hathersage in Derbyshire.