This book is now out of stock. It has been reissued in a new edition by McNidder & Grace in March 2016. Copies are available through bookstores, Amazon and on this website. A Kindle version is also available.
Foreword by Sir Paul McCartney.
The official history of the Cavern, published by SAF. Over 300 performers and Cavern staff have been interviewed for the book and much original research is included in the text.
“We came down from Newcastle to Liverpool in a little van in 1963 and we carried our own gear into the Cavern for a lunchtime session. We were very nervous about playing there and I said to a girl in a duffle coat who was watching us, ‘Do you think they’ll like rhythm and blues here?’ ‘Like it?’ she said, ‘We invented it.’”(Alan Price of the Animals)
It’s the dream of my life to be here in Liverpool and playing the Cavern because this music got me through my childhood.”(Billy Bob Thornton)
“Just when you think there can be nothing new to say about the Fab Four, Spencer Leigh delivers The Cavern – The Most Famous Club In The World. Though obviously Beatles-heavy, the author conjures up a vivid picture of that most famous of cellars including walk-on parts for Jimmy Page, Elton John and Bill Clinton.” (Patrick Humphreys, Music Week)
“Spencer Leigh confirms his reputation as rock’s leading oral historian with another fascinating compendium of eye-witness memories.” (Alan Lewis, Record Collector)