August 25

A Day In The Life - 25th August 1961: The Beatles perform for The Cavern Club’s “Riverboat Shuffle.”

This is the first of four appearances by The Beatles aboard the MV Royal Iris, a River Mersey ferry.

The events, known as Riverboat Shuffles, were put on by Ray McFall, owner of the Cavern Club. A variety of entertainers normally appeared to attract the widest possible audiences. On this occasion The Beatles are second on the bill to headliner Acker Bilk, trad jazz clarinetist, and his Paramount Jazz Band.