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.
Last updated: 18 October 2012
Also on this day...
- 2018: Paul McCartney live: 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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