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    A small piece of Beatles history.

    by planxty Written Oct 12, 2009

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    Let's be honest, you cannot seperate the city of Liverpool from the Beatles, possibly their most famous export. There is a Cavern Quarter now, named for the famous music club where they effectively started. Everything in Liverpool seems to be Beatle themed. I visited two museums in the city, and both had temporary exhibitions largely associated with the Fab Four. As a musician myself, I found them fascinating.

    However, wandering through the so-called Cavern Quarter, I found a good old-fashioned pub called the White Star (named for the very famous shipping line of that name) which was where, if the publicity inside is to be believed, the Beatles actually got paid by the owner of the Cavern. Certainly a piece of pop history. However, there is a lot more to this place.

    It retains it's image as an old fashioned Liverpool pub, and the emphasis is not so much on John, Paul, George and Ringo as the shipping and, in the front bar, boxing. There are many old boxing posters framed in the front bar, and it was here that I found the most interesting thing for me. Many years ago there was a world famous fight where Henry Cooper, a great British favourite and now national institution, floored Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) before being beaten by the great man. A poster from the fight shows on the undercard one Jimmy Tibbbs fighting. Jimmy now runs the very famous Peacock Gym in East London where many world famous boxers have trained and is very close to where I live.

    If you like music, boxing, ships or just a good pint, this is a place you should visit.

    White Star Bar, Liverpool, UK. Interior, White Star Bar, Liverpool, UK.
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    This is some wall.

    by planxty Updated Oct 12, 2009

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    The Cavern Quarter, as it is now called, is based around Mathew Street, and yes I know there is only one T in that. As I alluded to in my introductory page on Liverpool, it is a blatant attempt to encourage tourism to an area essentially associated with the Beatles. Actually, I don't have a problem with that at all. In fairness, it is done in a reasonable way.

    This wall is a working part of a standing building as opposed to other monuments. Each brick shows a group famous in the 1960's who played here when the Merseybeat sound was the largest force in world pop music. There are a few other bricks of later bands from the 90's who also played in the world-famous Cavern Club just opposite. Although not the original club, it is still on the same site and there really is a lot of pop music history here. Fittingly, a statue of the late John Lennon oversees the wall. Yes, it is touristy, but it is still worth a visit for any self-respecting musician or music fan from wherever you may come.

    Cavern Wall, Liverpool, UK. Detail, Cavern Wall, Liverpool, UK.
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    The Magical Mistery Tour: Beatles' tour

    by mmilazzo Written Aug 9, 2009

    The tour starts from Albert Dock and it continues through to the suburban area. During the tour you can have a look of the beatles' homes. A guide tells to the tourists the Beatles' story.The most exciting thing is to goalong Penny Lane.

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    CRUISING THE STREETS OF LIVERPOOL

    by Onedragon Updated Dec 26, 2008

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    WHETHER IT IS AT NIGHT OR DURING THE DAY,I FOUND MYSELF SEEKING OUT THE PLACES THE BEATLES AS PEOPLE OF LIVERPOOL WOULD HAVE ROAMED..ALSO GOING ON THE FERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY WAS A TREAT AND A HALF FOR ME.. . THE FERRY HAD PLAYING THAT SONG DONE BY GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS FROM THE 60'S...VERY COOL FOR ME...ANYWAY...BACK TO THE STREETS OF LIVERPOOL. ..THOSE ARE TONS OF FOOTSTEPS TAKEN BY THE BEATLES MANY MOONS AGO...!!! VERY THRILLING TO ME. ..I WISHED I HAD GONE TO THE OLD CASBAH.. .THE JOHN LENNON AIRPORT...THE EPSTEINS HOUSE.. .BUT FOR THE MOST PART I WENT TO MOST OF THE PLACES I KNEW ABOUT!!!!!!!

    LENNON CONCERT POSTER FOR LIVERPOOL PAUL McCARTNEY'S HOUSE CONCERT IN LIVERPOOL RINGO STARR'S NEIGHBORHOOD THE ROUND-ABOUT ON PENNY LANE

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    Matthew Street

    by gordonilla Written Feb 23, 2008

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    I was not looking for this street, nor anything specific to do with The beatles, however I inadvertenetly walked into Matthew Street. I have to say that at almost every turn there is something which has a Beatles or musically related feature - shops, names, bars or even street art.

    At least I can say that I have experienced it and have seen where it started!

    Cavern Walks: (source Shop Whatever the Weather - Top Five Shopping Malls by Patricia Caliskan, as published online in liverpool.com)

    Cavern Walks, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 9082
    Credit cards or rich footballer boyfriends at the ready. Otherwise known as WAG Walks, this is the home of high-end designer couture in the city centre, with an array of boutiques including Vivienne Westwood, Cricket, and Drome within its doors.

    Apart from Miss Westwood's definitive collection, you will find designer staples including Jenny Packham, Matthew Williamson and Chloe within footballer's wives favourite, Cricket.

    Alternatively, visit Drome for mainly American-influenced brands like Kitson, cult t-shirt label, Junk Food, and celebrity favourite, Wheels & Dollbaby.

    There is of course much more to do there; so visit and enjoy it!

    Exterior 1 Cavern Walks Shopping Centre Entrance The Cavern Club - entrance Just hanging around, but who is he? Exterior 2

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    It's A Magical Mystery Tour

    by SapineKuu Written Aug 17, 2007

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    If you wouldn’t be seen dead on an organised bus tour or perhaps just don’t want to disturb the cobwebs on your wallet this tip is for you!
    Grab a copy of the free Merseytravel ‘How to get to The Beatles attractions leaflet’ and a ‘Saveaway’ ticket for the princely sum of £2.40 (both available from Merseytravel Centres and railway stations in the city centre) Armed with this nifty map that cleverly fuses the location of Beatles attractions with public transport routes you can set off confidently to seek out even the more remote sites of homage. You may even get to rub shoulders with some of the great unwashed so familiar on Merseyside buses

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    The Beatles Bus Tour

    by coanne Written May 7, 2007

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    Even though I was not born in the era of Beatles, this is still a must-do! The Beatles are huge anytime, anywhere and they are the influence to some of the best singers and bands now. The tour is a good start to take in the sights of Liverpool, especially the residential part. One goes down in memory lane as you discover where the Four spent their childhood, the school they attended etc. Check out Penny Lane (probably one of the most frequently stolen road signage in the world :p )

    Sing along to the tunes of their big hits... most of us would probably heard their songs before and may never realised that they can be heard almost all the time (especially to the uninitiated ones). It is a heartwarming story about 4 blokes from an industrial city of Liverpool and their journey in becoming one of the most successful boy bands in history!

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    The Strange Case of Eleanor Rigby

    by SapineKuu Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
    Nobody came
    All the lonely people
    Where do they all come from?
    All the lonely people
    Where do they all belong?

    On the outskirts of Liverpool close to Paul McCartney's childhood home and John Lennon's old school lies St Peter's Church. Walking around the grounds of this traditional parish church one can easily imagine it as the setting for this sad song. Perhaps not such a leap of the imagination as within the overgrown graveyard lies a tombstone bearing her name.

    Eleanor Rigby Buried Along With Her Name
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    Beatles Story Museum.

    by JoelWillTravel Written Apr 29, 2006

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    Well, if you are a die hard Beatles fan this is the place for you. Museum soley dedicated to the four guys who helped to put Liverpool on the map. A bit pricey at £8.99 but there's always the possibilty to get in as a student for £5.99 like I did ; - )
    Has all kinds of Beatles memorabilia with some very rare and expensive relics which includes a pair of John Lennons Glasses valued at £1,000,000.
    Has lots of photo opportunities for Beatles fans and a shop at the end of the museum. When start the tour of the museum you get given an audio pack so you can just listen to the commentary and do the tour at your own pace. Each area has numbers around and you just press the number on your audio pack to hear the particular bit of commentary.
    All in all it's worth it for Beatles fans but might not be too interesting for non Beatles fans.

    Entrance to the Beatles Story museum Recreation of the famous Cavern Club Beatles instruments
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    The Beatles Story

    by jumanuel Written Mar 16, 2006

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    The museum is excelente!
    Of course you cannot miss it - it shows all the Beatles band story and at the end it gives you a lovely surprise, it is something that really woth it and you must do.
    Even if you are not a BIG Beatles fan, visiting the museum will give you pleanty of ideas of what to do over your stay in the city following some routs.

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    Beatles story

    by SanderAmsterdam Written Jan 20, 2006

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    In advance, I had no interest in the Beatles Museum. But, when we wandered past the museum we decided to go in (admission 8 ponds) and it was well worth it! Lot's of information though headphones, nice area's, music (of course!), etcetera. In combination with a visit to the docks it was a nice day all in all.

    Beatles Museum The Cavern rebuilt

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    THE BEATLES STORY

    by jhorsfield30 Written Sep 15, 2005

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    Situated on the albert dock - a great walk through museum of the great band and a shop situated right next to a car park.

    The story is told in 18 separate features including the streets of Hamburg, a full-size replica of the Cavern Club (complete with basement smells!), the Merseybeat office, Mathew Street, Abbey Road studios, ‘Beatlemania’, the psychedelic years, a walk-through Yellow Submarine in it’s underwater setting, the White Room dedicated to John Lennon and the new ‘Paul McCartney: The Solo Years’ section.

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    matthews st festival annual

    by johnwilky53 Written Sep 4, 2005

    the matthews street annual music festival is held every last weekend in august and i have to say that we attended this years and it was tremendose ,well worth a visit.either a weekend break or just a day if you live within striking distance.
    beatle tribute bands from all over the globe play in live in most clubs and pubs throughout the weekend.
    there is also a large number of stages around the pier head playing all sorts.
    WELL WORTH A VISIT11

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    Yellow submarine

    by Svillegas Written Jun 9, 2005

    In the town where I was born, lived a man who sailed sea
    And he told us of his life in the land of submarines.
    So we sailed up to the sun til we found a sea of green
    And we lived beneath the waves in our yellow submarine.
    We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine
    Yellow submarine.
    We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine
    Yellow submarine.
    And our friends are all aboard, many more of them live nextdoor
    And the band begins to play.
    We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine
    Yellow submarine.
    We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine
    Yellow submarine.
    As we live a life of easy everyone of us has all we need
    Sky of blue and sea of green, in our yellow submarine.
    We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine
    Yellow submarine.
    We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine
    Yellow submarine.
    We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine
    Yellow submarine.
    We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine
    Yellow submarine.

    Yellow submarine

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    nothing is real...

    by stonefree Updated Jun 1, 2005

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    Let me take you down 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields...

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    Strawberry Field Children's Home was closed on 31st of May 2005 after sixty-nine years since it founded by The Salvation Army as at first a home for those who were orphaned with the war.

    Strawberry Fields
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