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The Cavern Club Mathew Street

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The original Cavern Club opened on Wednesday 16 January 1957 as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool in the 1960s. Alan Sytner opened The Cavern Club, having been inspired by the jazz district in Paris, where there were a number of clubs in cellars. Sytner returned to Liverpool and strove to open a club similar to the Le Caveau jazz club in Paris. He eventually found a perfect cellar for his club with similar tunnels and arches. Sytner owned two other nightclubs in Liverpool, the West Coast Jazz Club and 21 Jazz Club. The Cavern was to continue Sytnerís musical preference, and in his eyes, the dank warehouse basement which was used in the Second World War as an air raid shelter, was the perfect setting The first act to perform at the opening of the club was the Merseysippi Jazz Band.



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