Liverpool • Sunday, August 19, 1962

ConcertBy The Beatles • Part of the 1962 Liverpool Area ConcertsEvening
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The Cavern Club

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This was the second concert of Ringo Starr with The Beatles, but the first one at the Cavern. Here is a recollection of Paul McCartney about this concert:

I probably bore him by telling him the moment when the three of us realised he was The Guy. In my recollection, it’s at the Cavern and there’s me, John and George — which, right there, is pretty cool — standing at the front doing our thing, facing out on the mics. And then behind us, there’s this new guy depping, who we knew we liked — we’d seen him in another band. But now he was playing with us. And it just felt so different. It felt so amazing, and it just locked in with what we were all about. And I have this very vivid recollection of kind of looking at John and him looking at me and looking at George and him looking at me, and the three of us are going, ‘What the fuck, this is fucking amazing!”‘

As McCartney describes this, he wipes his eye. “And as you can see, it gets emotional. There was a moment. And I know there was a song a lot of bands used to do, a Ray Charles song, ‘What’d I Say’, and we used to do it but none of the drummers could get it. It’s quite a hard drum part — on the ride cymbal you’ve got to go” — McCartney sings out the cymbal part — “and at the same time you’ve got to go” — McCartney sings the other overlapping rhythm “you’ve got to put that together. And there’s a bass drum involved. So you’ve got to have a knack of putting those rhythms together. And here it was, right behind us.” McCartney whispers their breathless response. “Oh, yes!’ And it was a very special moment“.

Paul McCartney, from the Flaming Pie Archive Collection, 2020

Last updated on August 10, 2020

The Cavern Club

This was the 217th concert played at The Cavern Club.

A total of 282 concerts have been played there • 1958Jan 24th1961Feb 9thFeb 21stFeb 28thMar 6thMar 8thMar 10thMar 13thMar 14thMar 15thMar 16thMar 20thMar 21stMar 22ndMar 24thJul 14thJul 14thJul 17thJul 19thJul 19thJul 21stJul 25thJul 25thJul 26thJul 27thJul 31stAug 2ndAug 2ndAug 4thAug 5thAug 8thAug 9thAug 10thAug 11thAug 14thAug 16thAug 18thAug 21stAug 23rdAug 23rdAug 25thAug 28thAug 29thAug 30thSep 1stSep 1stSep 5thSep 6thSep 7thSep 11thSep 13thSep 13thSep 15thSep 19thSep 20thSep 21stSep 25thSep 27thSep 27thSep 29thOct 18thOct 18thOct 20thOct 21stOct 24thOct 25thOct 26thOct 30thNov 1stNov 1stNov 3rdNov 4thNov 7thNov 7thNov 8thNov 9thNov 13thNov 14thNov 15thNov 15thNov 17thNov 18thNov 21stNov 22ndNov 23rdNov 27thNov 29thNov 29thDec 1stDec 2ndDec 5thDec 6thDec 8thDec 11thDec 13thDec 13thDec 15thDec 16thDec 18thDec 19thDec 20thDec 21stDec 23rdDec 27thDec 29thDec 30th1962Jan 3rdJan 3rdJan 5thJan 6thJan 9thJan 10thJan 11thJan 12thJan 15thJan 17thJan 17thJan 19thJan 20thJan 22ndJan 24thJan 24thJan 26thJan 26thJan 30thJan 31stFeb 1stFeb 3rdFeb 5thFeb 7thFeb 7thFeb 9thFeb 9thFeb 13thFeb 14thFeb 15thFeb 17thFeb 19thFeb 21stFeb 21stFeb 23rdFeb 24thFeb 27thFeb 28thMar 1stMar 3rdMar 5thMar 6thMar 9thMar 9thMar 13thMar 14thMar 15thMar 16thMar 20thMar 21stMar 22ndMar 23rdMar 23rdMar 26thMar 28thMar 28thMar 30thMar 30thApr 2ndApr 4thApr 4thApr 5thApr 6thApr 7thJun 9thJun 12thJun 12thJun 13thJun 13thJun 15thJun 15thJun 16thJun 19thJun 19thJun 20thJun 20thJun 22ndJun 22ndJun 25thJun 27thJun 27thJun 29thJul 1stJul 3rdJul 4thJul 8thJul 10thJul 11thJul 12thJul 15thJul 16thJul 18thJul 18thJul 20thJul 22ndJul 24thJul 25thJul 25thJul 28thJul 30thAug 1stAug 1stAug 5thAug 7thAug 7thAug 9thAug 12thAug 13thAug 15thAug 15thAug 19thAug 22ndAug 22ndAug 24thAug 26thAug 27thAug 28thAug 30thSep 2ndSep 3rdSep 5thSep 6thSep 9thSep 10thSep 12thSep 13thSep 16thSep 17thSep 19thSep 20thSep 23rdSep 26thSep 26thSep 28thSep 30thOct 2ndOct 3rdOct 4thOct 7thOct 10thOct 10thOct 12thOct 13thOct 17thOct 17thOct 19thOct 21stOct 26thNov 18thNov 19thNov 21stNov 21stNov 25thNov 28thNov 30thDec 5thDec 5thDec 7thDec 9thDec 10thDec 12thDec 12thDec 16th1963Jan 11thJan 17thJan 20thJan 23rdJan 30thJan 31stFeb 3rdFeb 4thFeb 19thApr 12thAug 3rd1999Dec 14th2018Jul 26th

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