The Beatlesí Strawberry Fields, Not Forever

Published: 2005-01-14
The place that inspired John Lennon to write the 1967 classic track "Strawberry Fields Forever" has announced it will be closing its doors. Liverpool's Strawberry Field Salvation Army children's home, around where Lennon's Aunt Mimi raised him and took him for summer concerts in his childhood will officially be closing in two years time.

The track was one of Lennon's self-proclaimed achievements with The Beatles, and in 1979 Lennon donated money to build another wing, Lennon Court, at the facility only to be fatally shot the following year outside of his Manhattan apartment. Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, dedicated a nearby area in Central Park to his memory, dubbing it 'Strawberry Fields'. While the fate of the children's home has been determined in England, dedicated fans can continue to flock to New York and recapture Lennon's love for the song and New York's most famous park.

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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