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Pre-Fame Beatles club residency poster discovered

A previously unseen pre-fame Beatles poster has been unveiled. The 1959 advertisement states “The Quarrymen Every Saturday” promoting the band’s residency that summer and fall at Liverpool’s Casbah Club in West Derby. According to The Daily Beatle (Wogew.blogspot.com), the poster has been discovered by Pete Howard at Postercentral.com, with Pete Best‘s younger brother, Roag Best, confirming its authenticity. The Casbah Club, which was owned and operated by Pete and Roag’s mother Mona Best, was housed in the basement of the Best family home. The Quarrymen at the time consisted of four guitarists: John LennonPaul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown.

According to author Mark Lewisohn‘s research, the Beatles run, as advertised on the poster, spanned every Saturday evening between August 29th and October 10th, 1959.

The Quarrymen in the summer / fall of 1959 — George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ken Brown, and John Lennon: