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Liverpool record store owner Brian Epstein visited the Cavern Club to hear the Beatles play their lunchtime show on this date in 1961, the first time Epstein heard the band. Several weeks later, he would become their manager. Two years later, on this date in 1963, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” became the first single in British history to receive more than one million advance orders. To see the B Beatles playing at the Cavern, look below. “Well, I don’t know about the dizzy height, but I always thought they were going to be pretty big.” --Brian Epstein