Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Beatles at the Cavern

According to most music historians, the Beatles played the Cavern a total of 292 times. Amazing if you look at it by our modern standards, but also exceptional in the days of Beat music.

After their climb to the top of the charts (Please Please Me hit the first place on February 16, 1963) the demand for tickets to the Cavern gigs increased enormously.

On Tuesday 19 February 1963 (The Beatles had not been in the Cavern for almost two weeks), fans queued for  more than 2 days to be able to get in.

Cavern DJ Bob Wooler announced that Please Please Me had reached the top position, and the crowd went quiet. He read out the telegram that Brian Epstein had sent to the Cavern

At the same gig there were quite a lot of other bands performing: Lee Curtis and the All Stars, The Pathfinders, Freddie Starr and the Midnighters. Also on stage was Pete Best (with the All Stars).

After the performance, the Beatles drove to London

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