B40475 – Beatles Piece Of Cavern Club Stage And Fan Letter Sent To Bob Wooler (UK)
A piece of the original 1960s stage from the Cavern Club, Liverpool. The stage piece comprises of black painted wood with white paint specks. It has a piece of card stapled to it that reads as follows:
“From The Cavern-Liverpool ‘The Birthplace of The Beatles’ Comes This Genuine Piece Of The Cavern Club Stage On Which The Beatles Performed 292 Times During The Period 1961 To 1963”.
In September 1964 the Cavern Club hosted a series of concerts entitled Beat Time For Oxfam to raise money for Liverpool’s Freedom From Hunger Campaign. As part of the fund-raising, sections of the old stage which had just been refurbished by owner Ray McFall were sold off as souvenirs. The piece of Cavern Stage is accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Nigel Greenberg, director of Cavern Sound Limited and whose father-in-law bought the Cavern after Ray McFall went into liquidation. It reads as follows:
“…Ray thought it would be a good idea to cut the old stage up onto small pieces and sell them for charity so he had cards printed and affixed to pieces of the Cavern stage. I was present when the stage was being cut up and, in fact, helped to staple the cards to the pieces of Cavern stage…”
The piece of stage measures 19cm x 13.5cm x 2.5cm (7.5 inches x 5.25 inches x 1 inch). The condition is excellent.
The piece of stage is accompanied by a one page typed letter from a Beatles fan that is dated 4th February 1964 to the Cavern Club DJ Bob Wooler. In the letter the Beatles fan explains that she has been reading that the pieces of stage will soon be sold to the public to raise funds for charity. She goes on to say that she has never been to Liverpool and would love to own a piece of the stage. She closes the letter stating ‘Can I have a piece that Paul McCartney or John Lennon has stood on please?’. The letter measures 20.25cm x 25.25cm (8 inches x 9.9 inches). The condition is very good minus.
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