News-Antique.com - Sep 17,2012 - A selection of memorabilia from the original Cavern Club in Liverpool, UK will sell at PFC Auctions on September 27 2012.
Included in the sale is:
A Reslo ribbon microphone from the Cavern Club, as used by The Beatles
A piece of the original Cavern Club stage, as played on by The Beatles 292 times between 1961 and 1963 (7½” x 5¼” x 1”)
The original Compulsory Purchase Order for the Cavern Club from British Rail who were developing the new underground railway in Liverpool and needed the site of the Cavern to sink a ventilation shaft to bring fresh air into the excavations, resulting in the closure of the original club in 1973
The microphone and piece of stage come from the collection of Nigel Greenberg who opened the Cavern Sound Recording Studio in 1964. The Purchase Order is from the collection of Debbie Greenberg whose Father, Alf Geoghegan, was the owner of the Club at the time the Purchase Order was issued.
PFC Auctions spokesperson Kylie Whitehead said: “The Cavern Club was one of the most iconic venues in popular music history. The ‘birthplace of The Beatles’, the Cavern was where the band were spotted by Brian Epstein who managed them until his death in 1967. We expect these unique items to draw attention from music fans around the world.”
Online bidding at www.pfcauctions.com is now open and will end at 7:00pm BST on Thursday September 27 2012.
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