Beatles Cavern Club Tape Found After 53 Years


A new tape of The Beatles performing in the Cavern Club in Liverpool has been unearthed. The recording of the track ‘Some Other Guy was made in September 1962 – just four weeks before the Fab Four’s debut single ‘Love Me Do’

It was found by TV producer Johnnie Hamp when he was rummaging through his  desk drawer, he now has plans to auction it off for charity next month.  A crew had originally filmed the Beatles in the Cavern for an appearance on Granada TV’s Know The North – but the sound quality was so poor that an overdub was required.

The show was never aired due to a number of legal issues, but band manager Brian Epstein asked for five acetates to be made because he was so pleased with the tape. The only known one of those raised a total £16,000 (€22,000) at an auction back in 1993.

This comes after the recent news that The Beatles’ first ever management contract was recently sold for around €500,000. The contract had to be signed by some of The Beatles’ parents because they were too young to young to sign it.

Photo Credit: Stijn Vogels