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Wooler had, it appears, accidentally bumped into George Harrison and Paul
McCartney at a bus stop opposite the Holyoake in the mid-1950s and offered
them a date at the club, which they had declined because they had no drummer.
He met up with them again after their first Hamburg trip in 1960, getting
them a date for £6 at Litherland town hall. In February 1961, and by now
working at The Cavern, Wooler got The Beatles their first date at the club
before they became the resident band and went on to play there regularly
for more than two years. By 1961 he was also regularly contributing a column
to the local pop newspaper 'Mersey Beat', writing of The Beatles that "I
don't think anything like them will happen again"