Today in 1957, the Cavern Club opened in Liverpool.

The sculpture of John Lennon outside The Cavern was unveiled on 16 January 1997

Originally a jazz club, it later became famous as the place where The Beatle” began their climb to fame. The group, then known as The Silver Beatles, began playing regular lunchtime gigs at the Cavern in 1961. Their pay was eight pounds a show. They ended up making 292 appearances at the club.