A little bit of insolvency history …….

In February 1966 the Cavern Club in Liverpool went into liquidation.

The Cavern Club first opened its doors in 1957 as a jazz club. The building had been used as a fruit warehouse and a WW2 air raid shelter.

The club went on to become a skiffle club and then after a change in ownership and the arrival of the Beatles became more famous as a rock and roll club.

Not only the Beatles, many famous faces played their early gigs at the Cavern including Cilla Black, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, The Kinks, Elton John, Black Sabbath, Queen, The Who and John Lee Hooker.

The club closed its doors on 28 February1966 when it fell into liquidation owing, among others, £15 to a band called The Hurricanes who was the last band to play.

The original club was filled in during construction work on the underground rail loop amd the Cavern Club was rebuilt across the street from the original club, using some of the bricks.

The Cavern Club is still going strong as a music venue and has almost continuous live music from tribute bands and original bands. It is also used as a ‘warm up’ venue for some very famous acts which are only announced at the last minuite.

For more information on bankruptcy, liquidation, administration and all the other insolvency procedures, or to take advantage of our free consultation, please telephone Stella Flemmings on 01377 257788, 01724 230060 or 01904 520116 and she will make you an appointment with one of our insolvency professionals at our Driffield, Scunthorpe or York offices.

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