The Casbah Club
12 February 1961 - Sunday
Upon The Beatles' return from
Hamburg 30 November 1960 (Stuart stayed in Hamburg), they
played four dates with Chas Newby on
Two dates of which
were at The Casbah.
Newby didn't last
and it was determined that Paul would take the bassman
role. Without enough money to buy a bass, Paul purloined
three piano strings and converted his Rosetti Solid 7
guitar into a bass.
This is first
evidenced in these photos. Paul made the final payment on
the Rosetti on 21 January 1961. He would not purchase his
Hofner bass until April or May. That might narrow the
date of these photos by a few days.
In a letter,
Stuart wrote that he returned to Liverpool in January
1961. So these photos probably fall between January to
Between January and 15 March, The
Beatles played The Casbah on seven dates with two additional
dates in late March. In which case, these photos could actually
be any of those dates.
Obviously, Paul was THE bass
player at this time and Stu was only sitting in with the band
as he would do during their next trip to Hamburg on 1
This is Neil
Aspinall's handwritten poster for the Casbah