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The Rock-itt : December 2011
They managed to get a regular lunchtime gig in the dingy basem ent of an old building in Liverpool. The basement became known as the Cavern Club and it was from these humble beginnings the Beatles began belting out good old rock and roll to the young Liverpool workers who would rather spend their lunch break listening to music and seeing live bands than feeding the pigeons in the park. The Beatles would dress in black leather jackets and denim jeans as was still the fashion of the era. They would exchange repartee on stage with the audience and in a way created good communication skills, as it made their audience feel as though they were part of the show rather than just an audience. Gradually the boys began to build a good fan base which saw more and more people coming to the Cavern to spend their lunchtime, listening and watching these som ewhat raw Liverpool, England. It was the mid fifties and John, Paul, George and Ringo were still at school when a young Memphis Rocker named Elvis Presley rocketed onto the world musical platform. It was love at first sight for the world, including the young impressionable future Beatles. Elvis had struck a chord deep down in their musical souls which intoxicated them and turned them on a path as they would try to emulate their rock hero. First John and Paul, then George and last but by no means least Ringo Starr joined the quartet. Although covering other big name bands and songwriters material, they wer e also busy penning their own compositions which they would throw into a gig to gauge the audiences’ reaction. WHERE TO GET THE ROCK-ITT Calabria Club Manly Vale, JB HI-FI Warringah Mall, Medical Centre Warringah Mall, HCF Dental Warringah Mall, HCF Eyecare Warringah Mall, Warriewood Medical Centre, Cash Traders Dee Why, Takeaway Chicken Shop Newport Beach BSW Bottle Shop Newport, Terrey Hills Tavern Mona Vale Rd Terrey Hills, Tim e & Tide Hotel Campbell Ave Dee Why, Newport Arms Hotel, Mona Vale Hotel Old Barrenjoey Rd, Curl Curl BSW Bottle Shop, Middle Harbour 16ft Skiff Club The Spit, Fishos Manly, Steyne Hotel Manly, Leading Edge Music, Warriewood Square, Eco-Spray Car Wash Cafe, Beacon Hill, Pie Shop Terrey Hills Shops, Coffee Shop Terrey Hills Shops, George the Barber, Roger St Brookvale, (George also keeps back issues) PHONE: 99751105 M:0438751101 Email: pgjay2001@yahoo .com Read it online: www.therockittmagazine.com.au yet exciting charismatic young men strut their stuff. It was on a dismal rainy day, at one of these lunchtime gigs that a local record shop dealer by the name of Brian Epstein happened to drop into the Cavern to find out what all the fuss was about. We will be back in our January issue with more of the History of Rock and Roll. Till then...KEEP ROCKIN’ ON! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Rockers and don’t drink and drive.