The Beatles gave their 42nd lunchtime performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club on this day.
The group’s lunchtime shows typically lasted from 12-2pm. This was their 59th known appearance overall at the soon-to-be-famous cellar venue on Mathew Street in Liverpool’s city centre.
This was The Beatles’ final Cavern performance before John Lennon and Paul McCartney took a two-week holiday in Paris. They returned to the club’s stage on 18 October 1961.
Although the precise number of The Beatles’ Cavern performances is not known, they played at least 155 lunchtime and 125 evening shows between 9 February 1961 and 3 August 1963.
Last updated: 1 June 2020
Also on this day...
- 2015: The Beatles’ contract with Brian Epstein sells for £365,000
- 1997: UK album release: Standing Stone by Paul McCartney
- 1975: US single release: Letting Go by Wings
- 1969: Mixing: Cold Turkey by Plastic Ono Band
- 1967: Recording, mixing, editing: I Am The Walrus, Your Mother Should Know
- 1967: Television: The Frost Programme
- 1964: Recording: Every Little Thing, I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party, What You’re Doing
- 1962: Live: Oasis Club, Manchester
- 1961: Live: Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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