The Beatles’ 42nd evening show at the Cavern Club took place on this date. Also on the bill were The Mike Cotton Jazzmen.
There was a short period at the Cavern where beat groups would be billed alongside jazz bands. It was a strange combination and it wasn’t clear for whom Ray McFall was catering. Ray would book the jazz bands, who would say it’s no use to be on such a bill. The jazz element became disenchanted with the Cavern and so the club turned completely to rock.
The Cavern, Spencer Leigh
Overall this was The Beatles’ 114th appearance at the underground Mathew Street venue, including their more common lunchtime shows.
Later in the evening The Beatles played at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton. They headlined at short notice when Screaming Lord Sutch and his Savages failed to show up.
Also on this day...
- 2021: Mary McCartney to direct Abbey Road Studios documentary
- 2010: Cast list announced for Robert Zemeckis’ Yellow Submarine remake
- 1981: US single release: Woman by John Lennon
- 1969: The Beatles meet at Ringo Starr’s house
- 1968: Recording: The Inner Light, Wonderwall Music
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Penny Lane
- 1967: Joe Orton is asked to write a film script for The Beatles
- 1966: John Lennon and Ringo Starr holiday in Trinidad
- 1965: Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show
- 1964: Sunday Night At The London Palladium
- 1963: Live: Invicta Ballroom, Chatham
- 1962: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
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