REVOLTE IM CAVERN CLUB WEGEN SCHLIESSUNG VOR 55 JAHREN
- Mar 04, 2021
On February 28, 1966 (55 years ago), the Cavern Club in Liverpool was closed - and just one day later, on March 1, about 100 young people are said to have barricaded themselves in the location to force a reopening. It wasn't that easy, however, as the previous operator, Ray McFall, had gone bankrupt. Since its opening in 1957, many musicians and bands of various styles had performed here, starting their careers with engagements at the Cavern. The most famous among them were the Beatles. However, Alf Geoghegan and Joe Davey soon became the new investors and continued to run the club from 23 July 1966: the acts on the opening night included Soul stars Solomon Burke and Rufus Thomas. By the time it first closed in 1966, acts that had performed here included:
Merseysippi Jazz Band, Wall City Jazzmen, Ralph Watmough Jazz Band, Coney Island Skiffle Group, Big Bill Broonzy, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marie Knight, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, Lonnie Donegan, The Quarry Men Skiffle Group, Ronnie Scott, Mr Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazz Band, Rory Storm and The Hurricane, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas, The Searchers, Cilla Black, The Four Most, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Merseybeats ...