A rare ticket from The Beatles’ final appearance at The Cavern Club goes on display 54 years after the event at the award-winning The Beatles Story. Dated August 3, 1963 the ticket marked the band’s 292nd and final performance at the world-famous venue since making their debut at the club on February 9, 1961. The Cavern Club played an important role during the band’s early development but by the time they played their final show, just one month after they recorded She Loves You, The Beatles had outgrown the setting.
Diane Glover from The Beatles Story said: “We are delighted to introduce this exciting piece of Cavern Club history into our exhibition. “The ticket represents an important time in The Beatles’ career and recognises the crucial role that The Cavern Club played in the success of the band.”
The iconic Cavern stage has played home to a plethora of musical legends since the club first opened 60 years ago, in January 1957. Including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Queen, Chuck Berry, more recently Adele and Jessie J
Tickets for the final Beatles show went on sale exclusively to Cavern Club members at 1.30pm on July 21 and sold out within 30 minutes.
The Fab Four were joined on the bill that evening by The Mersey Beats, The Escorts, The Road Runners, The Sapphires and Jonny Ringo & The Colts.
The ticket joins a collection of other rare Cavern Club memorabilia from the early 60s, as well as the guitar which was used by George Harrison during the performance.
The rare Australian Maton Mastersound guitar has been on display at The Beatles Story since July 2015 and was only on loan to George at the time due to his usual guitar, a Gibson Country Gentleman, being repaired.
The ticket will be on display within The Beatles Story’s main exhibition for the next three years.