27. April 2008: Buch THE CAVERN – THE MOST FAMOUS CLUB IN THE WORLD
Autor: Spencer Leigh, Vorwort: PAUL McCARTNEY. Verlag Saf Publishing Ltd., London, Großbritannien.
Paperback; Hochformat 24,1 cm x 17,3 cm; 224 Seiten; ca. 217 Schwarzweiß-Fotos (ca. 25% zum Thema BEATLES); englischsprachig.
Inhalt: Foreword (SIR PAUL McCARTNEY); From Me To You (Introduction); Achnowledgement; Another Pool Of Life; Cavern In The Town (Cavern owner Alan Sytner 1957 – 1959); Need A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (Cavern owner Ray McFall, first years, 1959 – 1961); Soup & Sweat & Rocl & Roll (Cavern owner Ray McFall, the key year, 1962); Rise And McFall (Cavern owner Ray McFall, final years, 1963 – 1966); Do It Again (Cavern owners Joe Davey and Alf Geoghegan, 1966 – 1966); Roll Over Beat Oven (Cavern owner Roy Adams, 1970 – 1976); This Empty Place; Cavern Walks (Cavern owners Tommy Smith and George Downey, 1984 – 1985); Troubled Times (Cavern owners Jimmy McVitie and others, 1985 – 1989); Run Devil Run (Cavern owners Cavern City Tours = Bill Heckle, Dave Jones & GEORGE Guiness, 1991 onwards) – I. A Surprising Offer – II. Beatles Festivals – III. Tribute Bands – IV. International Pop Overthrow – V. Diary; Contributors.
SIR PAUL McCARTNEY: “The Cavern was the breeding ground for what would become the BEATLES” early repertoire, and I will always think of the place with great affection for the days spent with my pals in its sweaty, damp atmosphere.”
Willy Russell: “When we got into the Cavern, we were hit by that fabulous, intoxicating smell of cheap perfume, disinfectant and rotting fruit, which was very heady for 14-year-olds. The BEATLES kicked into Some Other Guy and that was like the end of life for me, and a whole new life began from that very moment.”
Liverpool Sound And Vision: “Spencer Leigh, arguably one of the foremost experts on the times and a journalist and broadcaster of true distinction when it comes to the era and the BEATLES.”