Live: The Cavern with Davy Jones

On December 8th 1961, the Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern with rock and roll singer Davy Jones. That evening they played once again with Jones at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton, Wallasey. The Beatles had previously played with Jones in Hamburg.

It is unlikely the Beatles partook, but Jones brought cocaine to the Cavern on this day; giving some to Cavern DJ Bob Wooler.

"I told Davy Jones about my sinuses, and he said, 'This'll clear it.' Alan Ross gave me a smile of approval, I tried it... and nearly hit the roof. There was laughter galore, and I rushed out into Mathew Street, trying to breathe the effects out. I remember Pat Delaney saying, 'What's wrong, Robert?' and I said, 'Nothing, I'm just a bit giddy.' The Beatles welcomed Davy Jones with open arms, so I'm sure the drug-taking didn't stop with me. That is the common factor with The Beatles - whatever was going, they wanted to be a part of it."

Bob Wooler

The Beatles at the Cavern with Davey Jones, December 8th 1961.

The Beatles at the Cavern with Davey Jones, December 8th 1961.

The Beatles at the Cavern with Davey Jones, December 8th 1961.

The Beatles at the Cavern with Davey Jones, December 8th 1961.

The Beatles at the Tower Ballroom with Davey Jones, December 8th 1961.

The Beatles at the Tower Ballroom with Davey Jones, December 8th 1961.

The Beatles at the Tower Ballroom with Davey Jones, December 8th 1961.

The Beatles at the Tower Ballroom with Davey Jones, December 8th 1961.