Casbah Club Opened 60 Years ago today

Aug 29th 1959 – the Quarrymen play at the opening night of the Casbah Club, Liverpool. Initially, the club as supposed to be opened by the Les Stewart Quartet, featuring George Harrison and Ken Brown. However, an in group fight just before the gig meant only George and Ken were available. George therefore called up his old friends, Paul McCartney and John Lennon to see if they were interested in playing. Their group, the Quarrymen, had all but broken up, and George had joined another group. However the Quarrymen reformed to play the Casbah with John, Paul, George and Ken.
If it wasn’t for the Casbah, the Quarrymen, and therefore the Beatles, would have ceased to exist.

 

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