The Cavern Club Opens
On January 16th 1957, the Cavern Club opened its doors for the first time. The small music venue on Matthew Street, Liverpool was originally intended to be a jazz and blues club, but it would eventually have to expand to accommodate the rise of rock and roll.
Paul McCartney's uncle Harry Harris was a local carpenter and was responsible for building the stage where the Beatles would perform nearly 200 times.
The Cavern Club is also where Brian Epstien first saw and met the Beatles. He would quickly see the band's potential and become their manager.