The Casbah Coffee Club was a rock and roll music venue in West Derby, Liverpool, that operated from 1959 to 1962. It was started by Mona Best in the cellar of the family home, the Casbah was planned as a members-only club for her sons Pete and Rory and their friends, to meet and listen to the popular music of the day.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ken Brown went to the club to arrange their first booking which Mona agreed to but insisted the club needed painting first. All four helped Mona with the decoration along with Cynthia Powell, (later became Cynthia Lennon) who painted a silhouette of John on the wall, which can still be seen today.

Events taking place here:

Casbah/ West Derby 60th Festival



The Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman's Green, Liverpool, UK

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