1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” is the first episode of The Simpsons’ fifth season. It features the Be-Sharps, a fictional barbershop quartet founded by Homer, whose story roughly parallels that of The Beatles. The […]
1966 – Prime Minister Harold Wilson personally reopens The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.
1963 – Brian Epstein signs a management contract with Priscilla White, Ringo Starr’s mother’s hairdresser and cloakroom girl at the Cavern. She changes her name to Cilla Black.
1963 – Final Beatles’ performance at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. THE COMPLETE BEATLES CAVERN TRACK LISTING! A young teenager who was a regular patron at the Cavern, wrote down the songs on paper and later presented it to Cavern D.J. Bob Wooler. Here is the track listing that she compiled: Ain’t She Sweet (John) Johnny […]
1963 – The Beatles played at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and in the evening played at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead. At the Majestic, every ticket had been sold in advance, leaving 500 disappointed fans waiting outside.
1962 – Drummer Pete Best plays his last gig with the Beatles at the Cavern in Liverpool, England.
1962 – The Beatles performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of a special night presented by the Beatles’ fan club. The Beatles wear their black leather outfits for the first half of the performance, for old time’s sake, then change into their new suits for the second half of the show.
1961 – Brian Epstein goes to the Cavern in Liverpool, England, to get a glimpse of the Beatles. The group was brought to his attention after customers at his record store requested its German-released single “My Bonnie.” Impressed by their gig, Epstein approaches George Harrison and Paul McCartney. Epstein becomes the Beatles’ manager in January […]
1961 – In a record shop today in Liverpool, England, a customer asks clerk Brian Epstein for “My Bonnie,” a single by the Beatles. Epstein doesn’t have it, but after a second customer requests the record he orders it and tracks the group down to the Cavern club. Epstein later becomes the band’s manager.
1961 – The Beatles played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool at lunchtime. That night they perform twice: at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, and at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.