The Beatles – Original 1961 Pre-Fame Cavern Club Photograph

An extremely rare vintage photograph of the Beatles performing at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, 1961. This was taken by Beatles friend and "Mersey Beat" photographer Brian Matthews. Printed and filed away in '61, it was rediscovered in late 1964 and printed as an exclusive in the January 1965 issue of"16 Magazine." On the reverse, Matthews has written "Cavern 1961/A famous group on a famous stage–taken when both group and stage were far from famous." This photograph comes from the archive of "16" editior Gloria Stavers and has publication notes on the reverse. Pre-fame photographs of the Beatles (printed at the time) are extremely rare and desirable, and this one is a beauty ! In excellent condition. Included is an reproduction of 16 Magazine page where this photograph appears.

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