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the cavern club

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

The Cavern Club is a long-time running music venue in Liverpool. Most famously, The Beatles played their first (of a series) of gigs here on February 9, 1961. The club itself was located 3 floors underground. The band was starting to become known at this point, and they were making 25 pounds a week.

There is a statue of Lennon outside the Cavern Club.

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north end music store

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The North End Music Store (or Nems) used to be at this location. A young John Lennon would go here to listen to records.

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hessy’s music store

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In 1957, John Lennon was loaned five pounds by his Aunt Mimi to buy a Gallotone Champion guitar at this music store.

Today, Stanley Street is the thriving center of LGBT community in Liverpool.

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mendips

from the beatles, john lennon posted in music by elvis_crabs

This location was the boyhood home of John Lennon. He lived here with his Aunt Mimi and her husband from the age of five until he was twenty-two.

The house is now in the National Trust, after it was purchased and donated by Yoko Ono. It was refurnished to fit the 50's era style and was reopened to the public on March 27th, 2003.

It is also the cover of the Oasis single "Live Forever."

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quarry bank high school

from the beatles, john lennon posted in music by elvis_crabs

Now known as the Calderstones School, this location was known as the Quarry Bank High School in the mid-50's when John Lennon went to high school here.

He had a skiffle band (a type of music popular in the UK at the time) named the Quarrymen after the high school.

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