Beatles Day Celebrated For First Time in Band's Hometown

Published: 2008-04-24
Liverpool, England, the hometown of the legendary foursome known as the Beatles, will be the host for the very first "Beatles Day" to take place this year on the 10th of July. A series of Beatles-themed festivities will ensue, including the decorating of businesses with memorabilia, the playing of Beatles music on many of Liverpool's radio stations, and the sale of Beatles-inspired wigs and guitars.

Forty-four years ago from this July 10th, the Beatles returned to Liverpool after an extensive American tour. Charitable events raising money for local organizations will also be taking place in and around the city.

The Beatles were active from 1960-70 and became one of the most successful – both critically and commercially – groups in pop music. Their final original album was released in 1970 and called Let it Be, though their musical and cultural legacy is still going strong today.

Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney are the only original members of the Beatles still alive. McCartney released a solo album entitled Memory Almost Full last June and Starr's last record, Liverpool 8 came out this past January.

Writer: Stephanie Ng Wan



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That would be a fantastic event.

I have MAF Limited Edition. It's a great album.
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