Liverpool International Beatleweek 2019 – What to do

Visit the statue of John Lennon at St George's Hall, Liverpool
Visit the statue of John Lennon at St George’s Hall, Liverpool

What to do in Liverpool at International Beatleweek 2019

Coming to Liverpool this week for the Liverpool International Beatleweek? Then there are certain things you need to do on this visit:

Statue of John Lennon

Statue of John Lennon on display in St George's hall until the end of August
Sculptor Laura Lian with her sculpture of John Lennon on display

Inside St. George’s Hall, whicb is worth a visit anyway, is a new statue of John Lennon, only on display until the end of August. Don’t miss it! You will be able to hear my interview with Laura on our podcast, Liddypod, next week.

Double Fantasy at Museum of Liverpool

Double Fantasy exhibit at the Museum of Liverpool
The amazing Double Fantasy exhibit at the Museum of Liverpool

An absolute must is the Double Fantasy exhibit at the Museum of Liverpool at the Pier Head. With many exhibits from Yoko Ono, this unique exhibition about John and Yoko has to be seen. Uniquely curated for Liverpool, it is ending in November. An incredible exhibition.

BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE – Sunday 8.30am

On Sunday morning at 8.30am on BBC Radio Merseyside, I have recorded a 30 minute programme about The Beatles and religion/spirituality, listening to some great Beatles songs too. It is on 95.8 FM.

Convention at the Adelphi

Finding the Fourth Beatle the story of the 23 drummers who put the beat into The Beatles
Finding the Fourth Beatle the story of the 23 drummers who put the beat into The Beatles

Don’t miss the convention at the Adelphi on Sunday. I will be there with a few copies of Liddypool, some Fab one hundred and Four plus my new book, Finding the Fourth Beatle.

Find out about the 23 drummers who put the Beat in The Beatles!

And, if you haven’t discovered my crime faction book yet, “Inspector Rocke”, I will have a few copies of that one too.

Come and say hello!

Other Must-Do Must-See places

Don’t forget to do the Ferry cross the Mersey, the Beatles Story (Royal Albert Dock) and the British Music Experience at the Pier Head, which has the “Lost Beatles Tapes” this weekend.

There is also the Magical Beatles Museum on Mathew Street, with many great exhibits linked to the Casbah (which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this weekend!)

Of course, I have to mention The Cavern, who continue to put on an incredible Beatles festival every year. Well done everyone involved.

Plus the many wonders of Liverpool itself!

David Bedford

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1959 in Beatles History: The Quarrymen open The Casbah Coffee Club

The Quarrymen open the Casbah
The Quarrymen open the Casbah. George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ken Brown and John Lennon

1959 is an important year for the group, as, after only a few appearances, they have no more bookings, and George Harrison joins another group, the Les Stewart Quartet. It could have been the end of the road for John, Paul and George, but a twist of fate sees them open The Casbah Coffee Club.

29th August 1959 – The Quarrymen open The Casbah

26th October 1959 – Johnny and the Moondogs

December 1959 – Rod Murray and Stuart Sutcliffe are invited to join the group

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Beatles History

If you want to know the key events in Beatles History, then this is the page for you. This will help you navigate the website, to find the history you need to know. Each link will take you to a different page on the site, where a post, article or interview is located. I will be constantly updating the site, so check back for the latest in Beatles history, discussing Beatles names, Beatles members, Beatles drummers and who the original Beatles were.

The information is from my three books: “Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles”, “The Fab one hundred and Four: The Evolution of The Beatles” and “Finding the Fourth Beatle”.

To make it easier to find, there is a separate page for each year. Select the page year to find out what happened in Beatles history that year.

1956 – John Lennon forms The Quarrymen

1957 – John and Paul meet, and George joins The Quarrymen

1958 – The Quarry Men make a record; An off-duty policeman kills Julia, John Lennon’s mother

1959 – The Quarrymen open The Casbah Coffee Club

1960 – The year that made The Beatles. Many Beatles drummers, lots of different Beatles names, Allan Williams is the Beatles manager and they go to Hamburg

1961 – The Beatles are the best group; Brian Epstein discovers The Beatles at The Cavern Club

1962 – The Beatles attend the Decca audition; George Martin signs The Beatles. Find out why Pete Best was NOT sacked/ dismissed from The Beatles. Ringo Starr joins The Beatles. The Fab Four release “Love Me Do”, their first single.

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