Biography: The Cavern Club opened its doors in 1957, originally as a jazz club, and now stands as ‘The Most Famous Club in the World”.
Undoubtedly, without the 292 gigs that The Beatles played there between February 1961 and August 1963, the Cavern’s story would be a very different one. But they did put the Cavern was firmly on the world’s musical map. From this period, other artists exploded on to the musical scene; Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Hollies, Billy J Kramer, Cilla Black and many more. Everyone wanted to play this iconic venue, and they did; Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Ben E King, Rod Stewart, Status Quo, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Queen and many more. The Cavern has always been about the music and has always reflected the current musical trends, embracing along the way, Blues, Soul, Rock and Indie.
Today the Cavern is a major tourist attraction in Liverpool, but importantly, still a thriving, relevant live music venue, continuing to attract the big names. Artists to have played here in recent years include; Oasis, Travis, Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Jessie J, Jake Bugg, Joe Bonamassa and of course, in 1999, the return of Sir Paul McCartney.