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1961 The Beatles 1st gig at the Cavern in Liverpool

1961 The Beatles 1st gig at the Cavern in Liverpool

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are regarded as the most influential band of all time and were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music’s recognition as an art form. Their first gig at Cavern Club presented John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Stuart Sutcliffe, with Pete Best on drums. Soon, they became the club’s signature performers.

To mark this day, why not take part in our Beatles themed activities below.

Activity Ideas:

  • Print off and enjoy our Beatles themed Activity Book – here
  • Learn more about Beatles’ hometown, Liverpool’s hidden history – here
  • Have a sing along to The Beatles songs with our lyrics – here
  • Enjoy our Beatles playlist – here
  • Have a go at a Beatles Quiz – here