Beatles Memorabilia Bob Wooler Memorabilia
These items were part of the collection of former Cavern Club compère Bob Wooler.
Bob was a pivotal figure in the Merseyside music scene. His initial involvement with Merseybeat came via a local skiffle group named The Mars Bars who later became Gerry And The Pacemakers. Bob found his niche as a compère at the Cavern Club, it was in this role that he made his greatest contribution to popularising Merseybeat. He is most notable for being instrumental in introducing Brian Epstein to The Beatles on his visit to the Cavern on 9th November 1961. He introduced The Beatles on countless occasions during their 292 appearances at the club from 21st March 1961 to their last appearance on 3rd August 1963 and became a great local ambassador for the group, helping to develop and consolidate their popularity on Merseyside. Bob acted as a booking agent for The Cavern until 1967 (the club had folded on 27th February 1966 to re-open four months later). He continued to book acts and promote gigs in and around Liverpool for the rest of the 1960s and into the 1970s, and was active throughout the 1980s in organising and contributing to Beatles conventions in the UK. Bob could frequently be seen at the Annual Liverpool Beatles Convention chatting to fans and enthralling them with stories from the 1960s. Right until the end of his life Bob remained fiercely proud of his roots and of both The Beatles and of Liverpool’s contribution to popular music and culture. Bob Wooler died on 8th February 2002 in Liverpool.
Each item is accompanied by a letter of authenticity on Tracks Ltd. letterhead confirming that it is from the collection of Bob Wooler.