The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England

The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

10 Matthew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

The Cavern Club is most famous for being the Beatles (and pre-Beatles group The Quarrymen) hometown venue that they played nearly 300 times in their early years. The group’s last gig there was August 3, 1963, just a month after recording “She Loves You.” Once Beatlemania swept the country, the group never returned. Other acts that played the club included The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Elton John, Queen and The Who.

The original club closed in March, 1973 and was filled in during construction of the Merseyrail subway line. The club would reopen almost a decade later on April 26, 1984 and was rebuilt to the original plans at the same address. Across the street is the Cavern Pub where a statue of John Lennon stands outside of it.

 

The Cavern Club in the early 1960s.

The Cavern Club in the early 1960s.



The Beatles at The Cavern Club in the early 1960s.

The Beatles at The Cavern Club in the early 1960s.

 

Paul McCartney at the rebuilt Cavern Club.

Paul McCartney at the rebuilt Cavern Club.

 

John Lennon statue at the Cavern Pub, across the street from the Cavern Club (photo by George Groutas).

John Lennon statue at the Cavern Pub, across the street from the Cavern Club (photo by George Groutas).

 

Map of the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

Map of the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.