The Beatles ended 1960 with a performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in Hayman’s Green, owned by drummer Pete Best‘s mother Mona.
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The Beatles spent much of December 1960 despondent and with no money, following the disastrous end to their first Hamburg trip.
Ten days after Paul McCartney and Pete Best had been deported from Germany, John Lennon travelled back to England by train and boat.
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.
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.
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.
The Silver Beetles performed around a dozen times at manager Allan Williams‘s cafe in Liverpool’s city centre.
For one night only, the group performed as The Silver Beats, for their first proper show for Liverpool promoter Brian Kelly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was the Quarrymen’s fifth performance at Mona Best’s Casbah Coffee Club, a members-only venue in Liverpool’s Hayman’s Green.
This was The Quarrymen’s fourth consecutive Saturday performance at Mona Best’s members-only Casbah Coffee Club.
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.
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.
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.
The Quarrymen performed at this venue on just one occasion. As with their 1 January performance at Wilson Hall, it was a late Christmas party.
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.
Although The Quarrymen had few formal engagements between March 1958 and the end of the year, they did perform often at parties and family events.