The Cavern Club, the legendary venue famed for hosting the Beatles in their early days, first opened its doors to the public 60 years ago today.
After opening as a jazz venue on 16 January 1957, it didn’t take long before the Cavern Club had established itself as the centre of Liverpool’s rock and roll scene.
And on the venue’s 60th anniversary, a series of stunning photos reveal how wild nights at the Cavern really were.
One incredible shot shows a loved up young couple enjoying the moment as they dance their way through the night.
Other photos show huge queues of excited customers waiting to get into the legendary venue, whilst one incredible snap features the Beatles midway through an early performance.
Found in a cellar beneath the ground, the venue was one of Britain’s most distinctive clubs, and remains a must-see attraction.
In its day, acts as famous and as varied as Queen, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Elton John and The Who graced the aptly-named Cavern Club’s stage.
Despite the original Cavern Club closing in 1973, the venue was rebuilt and reopened just over a decade later, and still bears the club’s famous name.
And the club’s legacy certainly endures today, since many credit the roaring success of venues such as the Cavern Club with attracting big-name record producers to the north – and away from their traditional London stomping grounds.