Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Merseybeat

In the 1960s Liverpool was the center of the "Merseybeat" sound which became synonymous with The Beatles and other Liverpudlian rock bands.

Designated as the World Capital City of Pop by Guinness World Records, Liverpool has  been home to such groups as The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" fame.

Being the home of the Fab Four was, in itself, enough to mark Liverpool as a tourist destination for young and us not so young alike. 

Albert Dock is the home of The Beatles Story, an award winning display of  of all things Beatles. 

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  The information, images, memorabilia and interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison, Cynthia Lennon and Yoko Ono helps to bring the era alive.

One forgets that these four lads were actually lads in their teens when they first set out to make a name for themselves in music.  Fame had overtaken them by the time they were 20 or younger.  They were no more before they were 30.  They recorded for only eight years.  And yet, they are ageless and timeless and will live forever in history and memory.

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