Beatles Sites

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The Fab Four, comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, are regarded today as the most influential band of all time. They were integral to the development the ’60s counterculture movement and paved the way for the recognition of popular music as an art form. Their sound incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways and explored musical styles ranging from ballads to hard rock and from Indian music to psychedelic.

Below is a list of recommended Beatles-related sites that I have visited in England and America:

  • Liverpool:
    • Beatles Landmarks (part 1):
      • Penny Lane – inspiration for the song of the same name
      • Strawberry Field – inspiration for “Strawberry Fields Forever”
    • Beatles Landmarks (part 2):
      • The Fab Four Statue
      • 251 Menlove Avenue – the childhood home of John Lennon
    • The Beatles Story Museum – tracing the history of the Beatles
  • London:
    • Royal Albert Hall – a famous performance venue for the Beatles, also mentioned in the song “A Day in the Life”
    • Abbey Road
      • Recording studio
      • Zebra-crossing – used for the cover of the “Abbey Road” album
  • New York City:
    • Beatles Landmarks:
      • The Dakota – where John Lennon lived with Yoko Ono in NYC
      • The Strawberry Fields Memorial – located in Central Park across from The Dakota, in remembrance of John Lennon
      • Ed Sullivan Theatre – where the Beatles made their American debut
  • Los Angeles:
  • Las Vegas:
    • The Mirage – home of the Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show “LOVE”
  • Various:

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