Maintes fois désigné meilleur album de tous les temps, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band a récemment fêté son cinquantième anniversaire. Liverpool se devait de lui rendre hommage.
Candy Leonard holds a master’s degree in psychology and a doctorate in sociology. Driven by a lifelong passion for the Beatles, she recently published Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World on how young Americans experienced Beatlemania in the Sixties.
Music is probably the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Liverpool. The Guinness Book of Records even declared the city the “World Capital City of Pop” in 2001, due to the fact that “acts from Liverpool have had more UK chart number one hit singles (54) per capita than any other city worldwide.”
Culture has always been at the core of Liverpool’s identity. Be they actors, musicians or poets, artists from all around the world have been settling in Liverpool for a long time, and contributed to the city being appointed European Capital of Culture in 2008.
I have been lucky enough to visit Liverpool on five occasions but each time, I have heard the same thing: “There is no use in spending that much time in Liverpool!” Most people outside of the United Kingdom seem to overlook Liverpool and think that it only comes down to The Cavern Club and Anfield, and believe me, they could not be more wrong! This wonderful city has a lot to offer, and I am going to try and show you that John Lennon was right in saying that “there is a lot to do in Liddypool.”
Guitar brand Höfner has loaned four one-off replica guitars used by Paul McCartney and John Lennon to the award-winning Beatles Story in the Albert Dock as part of their 25th birthday celebrations.
Little Stevie Wonder’s contract to play at the Cavern Club and 60’s memorabilia has been loaned to the award-winning Beatles Story in the Albert Dock.
A Beatles Story team member was invited on stage by the one and only Sir Paul McCartney at the Echo Arena last night and was proposed to by her new fiancé in front of thousands.
The award-winning Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World heritage site at the Albert Dock, the Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The Beatles from their Liverpool childhood, through the early days of the band, to world domination and on to their solo careers.