A Liverpool hall that was the site of performances by the Quarrymen before they became the Beatles and where Paul McCartney made his first appearance with the group 56 years ago this Friday has closed and is in danger of being torn down unless a buyer is found, Jackie Spencer of Beatle Guides.com in Liverpool said in an interview Oct. 17.
New Clubmoor Hall was the site of performances by the Quarrymen Oct. 18 and Nov. 23, 1957 and Jan. 10, 1958. Spencer said the mortgage company repossessed the building today and it will probably be offered for auction and “hopefully bought by someone who wishes to preserve rather than bulldoze it!”
Spencer also attended the recent launch of Mark Lewisohn's “Tune In” Beatles biography in Liverpool Oct. 10.
“So many people there involved with the book,” she said. “I got quite a few signatures in mine. For example, Barry Chang and Beryl Williams -- Barry took the Arnhem memorial pic and Beryl was in it. The Quarrymen signed the St Peters and Clubmoor Hall pics they were in. And, of course, Mark Lewisohn signed the book. (It) was a fabulous night, including a tout of the art college before a major renovation.”
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