lunes, 3 de septiembre de 2012

Beatles attractions around the world

To celebrate International Beatles Week, we look at Beatles-themed attractions around the world.
Liverpool is of course the best place to revel in the Fab Four's history. The city was the birthplace of the band and the Cavern Club, makes a great place to start.
It was 50 years ago that the band were filmed by Granada TV playing in the club, which has since been knocked down. Today's Cavern Club evokes the former venue and is where tribute acts regularly sing back-catalogue favourites to happy fans loooking to Twist and Shout.
Another, less well-known Liverpool venue is the Casbah Coffee Club (, where the band first started playing, with former drummer Pete Best. The house is owned by Pete's mother. Paul McCartney once said: "we looked upon it as our personal club". Tours are available.
Also worth visiting is The Beatles Story (, an interactive museum in Albert Dock, Liverpool, that charts the band's rise to fame and recreates a sixties atmosphere. The city also has a monument to John Lennon in five-acre Chavasse Park in the centre.
Strawberry Fields, of "Strawberry Fields Forever" fame, is found in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton. It was the garden of a Salvation Army house. The original gateposts had become covered in scrawled grafitti and were removed by the Salvation Army last year to be replaced with handcrafted replicas.
The second Strawberry Fields is in New York. Lennon lived here during seventies and Central Park has a memorial space dedicated to the musician in the west, close to 72nd Street.



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