Sunday, July 13, 2008

LIVERPOOL CELEBRATES BEATLES DAY


The Beatles are still as popular as ever in the U.K. and indeed throughout the world. Liverpool paid tribute to the “fab four” by celebrating its first ever Beatles Day this week. The special day generated funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and also Liverpool Unites, a charity which is raising funds to build a community centre in memory of murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones. Visitors to the city were encouraged to buy mop top wigs and inflatable guitars to help with fundraising, whilst Beatles tribute bands performed all over the city. The special celebrations were held on 10th July to mark the 44th anniversary of The Beatles’ triumphant return to Liverpool after conquering the U.S. back in 1964.

If you are a Beatles fan and ever get the chance to visit England, The Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Beatles were discovered is well worth a visit. Apart from being home of the Beatles, Liverpool is also home to some of the friendliest people in England. It’s a great city with lots to see and do. Apart from the Beatles connection, there are also museums and art galleries to explore on a rainy day or why not take a ferry ride across the Mersey or head to The Maritime Museum. This is apart from the wealth of shops and stores. A day really isn’t long enough to see everything! For more information on Liverpool, please follow the links below:-

Visit Beatles Liverpool

Visit Liverpool

2 comments:

Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Hi Naomi,

Thank you for an interesting article!

In Russia Beatles are very popular too - especially for generation 40-50 years old!

People still like to sing their song when they have small home parties :).

Best wishes,
Svet and Kyle

Naomi said...

Glad you enjoyed the article Kyle and Svet. I've always loved the Beatles. Their songs are timeless and as popular now as they have always been. They are Liverpool's greatest export.