This was The Beatles’ only performance at the Cabaret Club at 28 Duke Street, Liverpool.
In an attempt to expose the group to a broader audience, their manager Brian Epstein organised this show. It was not, however, a success, as The Beatles were ill-suited to the cabaret circuit.
The show was unadvertised, and the group were not well received by a largely mute audience. The Beatles were paid £15 for their work, which co-manager of the club Bob Woodward recalled being so loud that they made the windows rattle.
The building which housed the Cabaret Club has since been demolished.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Paul McCartney live at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Liverpool
- 2011: Liverpool streets to be named after Pete Best and Casbah Coffee Club
- 2005: UK album release: Choose Love by Ringo Starr
- 1969: Recording: Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Come Together, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
- 1968: Recording: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
- 1967: John Lennon and Ringo Starr go sightseeing in Athens
- 1964: Television: Juke Box Jury
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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