The Cavern Club was an old wine cellar/basement with three tunnels connected by archways. On 7 August, 1957 the Quarry Men appeared at the Cavern Club and played some Elvis Presley numbers. The owner sent them a note to "Cut out the bloody rock." The Beatles first lunchtime appearance in the Cavern was on 9 February, 1961 and their first evening session on 21 March, 1961. They played a total of 292 times through August 3, 1963 for about 25 shillings a session.










ORIGINAL CAVERN CLUB ENTRANCE




DID YOU KNOW?

JOHN LENNON- John Lennon made his first appearence at the Cavern Club with the Quarrymen skiffle group on Wednesday 7 August, 1957.

PAUL McCARTNEY-First session at the Cavern Club was with the Quarrymen on 24 January 1958.

GEORGE HARRISON-First session at the Cavern Club was with the Beatles during the lunch session on 9 February, 1961.

RINGO STARR-First Cavern Club appearence was on 25 May, 1958 with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes although there is a belief that his first session was around 1 August, 1957 with the Eddie Clayton Group. First appearence with the Beatles was on 22 August, 1962.

PETE BEST-Last session at the Cavern Club with the Beatles was on 15 August, 1962.

BRIAN EPSTEIN-First saw the Beatles perform at the Cavern Club during the lunch session on 9 November, 1961.









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CAVERN CLUB 45 RPM RECORD SLEEVE





RINGO PRE BEATLES CAVERN PHOTO





AT THE CAVERN WITH PETE ON DRUMS





CAVERN MEMBERSHIP FLYER





CAVERN MEMBERSHIP MEDALLION
An individually hand cast medallion was used, for a short period of time in the early 1960's, before being replaced by the cheaper, paper membership cards.





1960 CAVERN CLUB CARD





1961 CAVERN CLUB CARD





1961 CAVERN CLUB CARD





1962 CAVERN CLUB CARD





1963 CAVERN CLUB CARD



1963 RED CAVERN CLUB CARD






1964 CAVERN CLUB CARD







CAVERN CLUB BOYS JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP CARD








1964 CAVERN CLUB GIRLS JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP CARDCARD





1963-CAVERN CLUB CHRISTMAS CARDS-1964








GIRL'S CAVERN CLUB SHOULDER BAG




CAVERN CLUB LEATHER WALLET





BOB WOOLER SONG REQUEST CARD





On Thursday, 5 April 1962 the Beatles Fan Club presented the Beatles at the Cavern Club. The Beatles played the first half in their leather suits while opting for the cleaner new image of their Beno Dorn suits and ties for the later half of their show. A b/w photo card, shown above, was issued with the date of the event to the reverse. This was to be the Beatles first group signing session.









VINTAGE CAVERN CLUB DECAL by PANGWARE



VINTAGE CAVERN CLUB DECAL USED ON SOUVENIR MUGS MADE BY PRINCE WILLIAM POTTERY



CAVERN CLUB SOUVENIR MUG MADE BY PRINCE WILLIAM POTTERY



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1964 CAVERN PROGRAM



1967 CAVERN CLUB CALENDAR


VINTAGE DOUBLE SIDED CAVERN CLUB BANNER




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On the 3rd of November, 1963 the Cavern Club aquired the space next door (8 Mathew Street) and expanded the Cavern Club by adding a recording studio (Cavern Sound), which opened 15 October, 1964. The first group to record was the Clayton Squares.


CAVERN SOUND & CLAYTON SQUARES BUSINESS CARDS




1966-1973 CAVERN CLUB MEMBERSHIP CARD

The Cavern Club was closed down between 1973 to 1984. The original club was knocked down in 1982 with the bricks being saved and treated and eventually used to build the Cavern Club at it's new location.


1973 CAVERN CLUB LAST NIGHT TICKET



1973 CAVERN CLUB LAST NIGHT TICKET



CAVERN CLUB 1984 RE-OPENING PROGRAM




CAVERN CLUB 1984 RE-OPENING TICKETS




NEW CAVERN CLUB




CAVERN CLUB-2001 PAUL McCARTNEY CONCERT



1997 CAVERN CLUB 40TH ANNIVERSARY FDC
SIGNED BY CAVERN CLUB EMCEE BOB WOOLER





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