Beatles Cavern Club collectibles come to PFC



2015-06-26 11:19:50

Beatles Cavern Club collectibles come to PFC

PFC Auctions have announced that their September auction, beginning this Thursday, will feature several impressive items of The Beatles memorabilia from The Cavern Club.

Any true Beatles fan knows that the band's story of fame began in earnest within the walls of Liverpool’s Cavern Club, on the old wooden stage from which they caught the attention of Brian Epstein. Now, collectors have a chance to own a piece of the very stage on which these legends first strutted their rock n roll stuff.

When the Cavern’s proprietor Ray McFall decided the club needed a new stage, he cut up the old wooden fixture into pieces, and sold them for charity with notes affixed reading: ‘From the Cavern- Liverpool, “The birthplace of The Beatles”’.

It is not known how many of these planks of history are left. One of them sold at Sotheby’s for £999 in December 2002.

Also from the Cavern Club, PFC is offering a Reslo microphone from the 1960s sound system. This lot is accompanied by a photograph of John Lennon himself singing into this very mic, and a letter of provenance from Nigel Greenberg, the man who opened the Cavern Sound Limited recording studio next door to the club in 1964, who took this microphone with him when the club closed down.

Another story that has gone down in Liverpool legend is the sad demise of the original Cavern Club. In 1970, the club was sold to British Rail, who were developing the Liverpool underground railway, and needed to sink a ventilation shaft right through the Cavern.

The compulsory purchase order, a unique item in the history of the Cavern Club and the Liverpool music scene, will also be offered in the online sale which commences on September 6. 

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