On this day The Beatles’ 56th evening show at the Cavern Club took place. They were on a bill which was headlined by Jim McHarg’s Jazzmen.
McHarg was a double bass player who had been the frontman for the Clyde Valley Stompers in the 1950s. He subsequently moved to Canada, but returned to England and formed the Jazzmen.
Overall this was The Beatles’ 146th appearance at the underground Mathew Street venue, including their lunchtime shows. The precise number of their Cavern performances is not known, although they played at least 155 lunchtime and 125 evening shows between 9 February 1961 and 3 August 1963.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
- 2009: John Lennon artworks to go on show in Edinburgh
- 1968: Ringo Starr arrives back in England
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- 1966: Brian Epstein announces The Beatles’ 1966 tours
- 1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
- 1964: Mixing: I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, Tell Me Why, And I Love Her, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, I Call Your Name
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Gaumont Cinema, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
- 1961: Live: St John’s Hall, Bootle
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