The Beatles are one of the most famous rock bands to have ever existed and they certainly rocked their world. The Beatles hailed from Liverpool in England in 1960 and are regarded as the most influential band of all time. They were also pioneers in recording, songwriting, and artistic presentation. They have been thought of as leaders of the era's sociocultural and youth movements.

The Beatles were a key part of the 1960s counterculture and the recognition of popular music as a form of art. Besides being a beautiful and forgotten city in itself, Liverpool is one of the top destinations for music lovers.

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Formation and Facts about The Beatles

In their early days, they built up their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and in Hamburg in West Germany.

The Beatles' sound incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in new and innovative ways. Later on, they explored other music styles like Indian music, psychedelia, hard rock, and others.

  • The Quarrymen: The Lennon's Previous Group The Beatles Evolved From

The three core remembers were Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison. There were a few drummers like Pete Best before Starr joined them in 1962. Sometimes Epstein, Martin, and other members were given an informal title of the "fifth Beatle."

  • "Love Me Do": First Big Hit From Late 1962
  • Nickname: "The Fab Four"
  • Break Up: The Band Broke Up in 1970

The Band Members After Break Up:

  • Lennon: Was Shot and Killed in 1980
  • Harrison: Died of Lung Cancer in 2001
  • McCartney and Starr: Alive and Still Musically Active

The Beatles remain the best-selling music act of all time and today over 600 million units are thought to have been sold.

  • UK Albums Chart: A Record 15 Number Ones
  • Accolades: Seven Grammies, Four Brit Awards, 1 Academy Award, 15 Ivo Novello Awards
  • Hall of Fame: Inducted In The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988

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The Beatles Story

Today as one visits Liverpool one will find many Beatle attractions in the city. The famous Royal Albert Dock is home to the world's largest permanent exhibit devoted purely to telling the story of The Beatles. Here one can follow them from the early days of The Quarrymen to their countless shows at The Cavern Club. See how Beatlemania took over the world on this immersive experience.

  • Largest: The World's Largest Permanent Beatle only Exhibit
  • Price: Adults £16.00 ($22)

One can walk around the exhibit and the Royal Albert Dock at one's own pace while listening to the multimedia audio guide.

Strawberry Field

Strawberry Field first opened its gates to the public in September 2019. It was immortalized by John Lennon in the Beatles hit "Strawberry Fields Forever". It was previously the site of a Salvation Army children's home where John Lennon played on the grounds but now has an interactive visitor exhibition as well as a cafe, shop, and the original Strawberry Field gates.

One will even be able to see the piano that John Lennon used to compare and record "Imagine" at the Strawberry Field exhibition.

Tip: Tickets For Strawberry Field Must Be Booked In Advance

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Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road Tour

Another important part of seeing the story of the Beatles in Liverpool is visiting Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road. See the childhood homes of John and Paul and see where the Fab Four met, composed, and rehearsed many of their earliest songs. This is the only tour that takes visitors inside these atmospheric buildings.

Walk back through time and see in one's mind's eye John's Aunt Mimi serving him a pot of tea from the kitchen. Or envisage Lennon and McCartney composing "I Saw Her Standing There"

  • Childhood Homes: Of John and Paul
  • Guides Prices: Adult £27.50 ($38), Child £13.75 ($19) (Aged 5 to 16)
  • Includes: Minibus Travel

On the tour, one goes inside the two suburban Liverpool homes to where it all began. The tour includes a minibus ride.

Mendips: Mendips is Lennon's childhood home and an example of a typical suburban Liverpool 1950s semi-detached house. See it how is nice and cozy and kept as it was.

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20 Forthlin Road: This is a typical example of a post-war terraced council house. McCartney's childhood home is small than Lennon's house and here one can see how he grew up in a time and family where money was tight after his mother's tragic death.

Paul and his brother Mike were raised by their father Jim. In an effort to restore the small house to how it would have been with mismatched wallpaper, threadbare sofas, and general clutter.

There are many other Beatle attractions and tours in Liverpool. Don't forget to the Cavern Club where the Beatles took to the stage 292 times and the Beatles Museum featuring over 1000 rare and authentic times across five floors. Over in America, plan on touring the Graceland, the mansion that was the former home of Elvis Presley in contrast to the humble homes of the Beatles.

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