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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.

Perfumed Garden 60s BandWhen 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...........

Email them in

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   -  

REAL  NUGGETS

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. 

 

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