60s Bands, 60s Music, 60s Memorabilia
Welcome to Cavern After Hours.
This site is dedicated to those mid to late 60s bands and groups that became known as the second generation Merseyside groups. Almost all of these second generation groups including the groups I was in during the mid to late 60's, came along a good few years after the initial early 60's wave of MerseyBeat.
When I first got to see the inside of The Cavern in June 1967, several years had already past since The Beatles' last Cavern performance. As those years passed bankruptcy closed down the Cavern.
With new owners soon found, The Cavern with a completely new image upstairs while still maintaining the smelly cellar below, and I add, just prior to my first performance at the club, was once again up and running.
The early pioneers of Merseybeat, The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Searchers and all those other great, great 60s groups as great as they all are, they won't be the purpose of this site, there are already thousands of web sites out there covering the early days of Merseybeat and those who made it big so with that in mind....
Cavern After Hours will instead focus very much on 60s bands that, maybe never made it big. But nevertheless no matter what, those groups hundreds of them, still made a great contribution to the mid to late 60's Merseyside Merseybeat scene.
So lets not forget any of these groups send us your memories by email. Please help us, to make the site more interesting dig out and scan all your old photo's that you might have from the Cavern, The Victoriana, (The Down beat). Dino's, The Beachcomber, The Babaloo, The Mardi Gras. Or any of the hundreds maybe thousands of other venues throughout the UK. If you have any pictures or anything from the 60's you want to share please then...........
I hope you enjoy the site.
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Feel free to browse our online shop, our stock list is growing daily!!!
We have music and memorabilia items related to 60s music and 60s bands.
We also have more up to date stuff including a limited number of hand painted Russian Doll sets re-calling the many appearances of "The Perfumed Garden" at "the world famous Cavern Club Liverpool" during 1968. The dolls are hand painted in Psychedelic kaftan flower power style typical of the late 60's fashion. Only £29.99 a set of 5 have a look now while stock lasts!!!!!
AND NOW THE ULTIMATE NEWS : “SOME OTHER GUYS”
(Veloce Press ISBN 1588 50 2023 or ISBN 978 1588 50 2025) This is the Volume 2 of “Beat Waves ‘Cross The Mersey”
with many more groups / artists-biographies and lots of rare and previously unseen photographs and images of the Sixties.
This is definitely another masterpiece of my publisher Dave McClure (Veloce Press, San Antonio / Texas )
and will be officially available from the end of November onwards.
I know that you will love it ! ! !
To compliment the publication of Manfreds New book there is also a New CD collection.
Each CD will feature 20 extremely rare and peviously Unreleased 60s recordings of
Merseybeat-groups, featured in my book (track-lists please see below)
All tracks were cleaned up professionally and diitally remastered at the Mühlenstudio in Herford / Germany -
Volume 1 :
The Notions - I’m In Love With You
The Avengers - Any Day Now
Sounds Plus One - Girl Of My Dreams
The Blackhawks - No Other Baby
The Original All Stars - Hide And Seek
Alby & the Sorrals - Why
Steve Day & the Kinsmen - Last Bus Home
The Tabs - Don’t You Hear Me Calling
The Newtowns - Something In Your Eyes
Clay Ellis & the Raiders - Put The Blame On Me
The Topspots - Chills
Earl Preston & the TTs - Why Did It Have To Be You
J.J. & the Hi-Lites - Love Has Come My Way
Mr. Lee & Co. - Guess That’s Love
Gus Travis - My Babe
The Notions - You’ll See A Difference
The Kirkbys - Friends And Relations
Lee Eddie & the Chevrons- Born On the Wind
The Connoisseurs - Make Up Your Mind
Them Calderstones - Children And Flowers
PRE ORDER YOUR COPY NOW AND BE FIRST TO HEAR THESE TRACKS
PREVIOUSLY LOST IN THE DUST OF TIME.