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Well it was 50 years ago today,
In Matthew Street they first time to play,
In leather jackets and their Cuban heels,
Four local lads who’d induce squeals,
So may I intorduce to you,
The act you’ve known for all these years,
John, Paul, George and Pete* – The Beatles!

* Yes on 9th February 1961 Pete Best was still the man hitting the skins when the Beatles took to the stage for the first of their 292 appearances at the Cavern Club up until 3 August 1963. Richard Starkey better known as Ringo Starr wasn’t to join the band until the following year.

Hat tip to the Guardian.

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