The underground cellar club started life in 1957 as a jazz and skiffle club. John Lennon first played here in the Quarrymen, an earlier incarnation of the Beatles, on August 7, 1957. Paul joined John on stage here with the Quarrymen in January 1958, and George first played here in February 1961.
The club moved from jazz to beat music, and the Beatles played more than 290 gigs, steadily building up a loyal fan base and honing their musical skills. They played their last show at the Cavern on 3 August 1963.
Other beat groups took over from the Beatles at the Cavern, including the Hollies, the Stones, the Kinks and the Yardbirds.
Following the Cavern’s closure in 1973, the club was re-erected on part of the original bulldozed site in the 1980s. Today, the Cavern is a vibrant music venue once more, so check the website to see which rock, pop, indie or tribute band is playing tonight in the world’s most famous club.
Me and my friend went on this tour of Liverpool, although we are local we learnt facts about Liverpool we didn't know. The commentary was very nformative. Our driver was friendly and helpful, witty but professional, he helped make the tour a great experience.
I purchased this tour as a gift for my husband. I'm not a Beatles fan but found this tour very enjoyable, well organised and informative. My only disappointment was the Evan Evans Tour representative told us to allow 1hr 1/2 for the Beatle Story before going on the Magical Mystery Tour. Which we did, only to find that the Beatle Story was in 3 separate areas. The first part took 1hr 1/2 and had to miss the other 2 parts as we was booked on the Magical Mystery Tour. Maybe the Evan Evans Tours representative was not aware that it was in 3 parts, in which case you should make them aware to avoid disappointment.
Great value for $$. The tour guide was fun and informative. Suggestion to anyone interested, ride the full tour and on the 2nd round began your personal journey to sites interested. Great time!