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John Lennon leaves Hamburg

Ten days after Paul McCartney and Pete Best had been deported from Germany, John Lennon travelled back to England by train and boat.

Travel: Liverpool to Hamburg

The second major phase in The Beatles’ story was about to begin. On 16 August 1960 they embarked on the journey from Liverpool to Hamburg, Germany.

The Beatles ask Pete Best to join

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.

Live: Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool

Although he had walked out of the group before their 11 June concert at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey, drummer Tommy Moore performed one final time on this date at Allan Williams‘ Jacaranda Coffee Bar.

Live: Lathom Hall, Liverpool

For one night only, the group performed as The Silver Beats, for their first proper show for Liverpool promoter Brian Kelly.

Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Having passed the preliminary audition for Carroll Levis’ TV Star Search earlier in the month, Johnny and the Moondogs took part in the regional finals held at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool.

Live: TV Star Search audition

Although the Quarrymen had entered the competition two years previously without success, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison returned to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre for another preliminary audition for the ABC TV’s talent show TV Star Search.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

The Quarrymen’s Saturday night residency at Mona Best’s Casbah Coffee Club came to an end on this evening. In time-honoured musical tradition, it was because of an argument about money.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

This was the Quarrymen’s penultimate Saturday night show at the popular Casbah Coffee Club, a members-only club situated in the basement of a large house in Liverpool’s Hayman’s Green.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

This was the Quarrymen’s fifth performance at Mona Best’s Casbah Coffee Club, a members-only venue in Liverpool’s Hayman’s Green.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

The Quarrymen performed at Mona Best’s Casbah Coffee Club on seven consecutive Saturdays between August and October 1959. This was their third engagement at the venue.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

Following their success performance on the opening night of the Casbah Club, the Quarrymen were booked for a Saturday night residency by the owner, Mona Best.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

This was the opening night of a new social club for teenagers, based in the cellar of a large Victorian house at 8 Hayman’s Green, Liverpool.

Live: Wilson Hall, Liverpool

This was the last known performance by the Quarrymen at Wilson Hall. Unlike the previous three, it wasn’t promoted by Charlie ‘Mac’ McBain, and there were no Teddy boys causing trouble.