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ringo’s birthplace

from the beatles, ringo starr posted in music by elvis_crabs

Richard Starkey (a.k.a. Ringo Starr) was born at this address on July 7, 1940.

His neighborhood was strafed with bombs during World War II. Richard and Elsie Starkey rented a house at 9 Madryn Street for 10 shillings (£0.50) a week, but separated three years later and mother and son moved to a smaller, less expensive house in nearby Admiral Grove.

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ringos childhood home

from the beatles, ringo starr posted in music by elvis_crabs

Ringo memorializes 10 Admiral Grove and 9 Madryn Street in his 2008 song Liverpool 8.

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harrison’s birthplace

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

George Harrison was born here on February 25, 1943. He lived in this small terraced house in a cul-de-sac with his parents and three siblings for 6 years.

Harrison would later say of the house: "Try and imagine the soul entering the womb of a woman living at 12 Arnold Grove... There were all the barrage balloons, and the Germans bombing Liverpool. All that was going on. I sat outside the house a couple of years ago, imagining 1943, nipping through the spiritual world, the astral level, getting back into a body in that house. That really is strange when you consider the whole planet, all the planets there may be on a spiritual level. How do I come into that family, in that house at that time, and who am I anyway?"

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kurt vonnegut memorial library

from kurt vonnegut posted in literature by donkeyoti

Located in the The Emelie Building in Indianapolis, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library was created to honor his legacy. The KVML holds a collection of Vonnegut photos, writings, and possessions of the famous writer. The library serves as a cultural and educational resource facility, museum, art gallery, and reading room, as well as supporting language and visual arts education through programs and outreach activities with other groups.

Admission is free, donations are accepted, and the library is open 12-5 pm daily (except Wednesday).

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vonnegut’s boyhood home

from kurt vonnegut posted in literature by donkeyoti

Vonnegut lived here with his family for the first eight years of his life, from 1923 to 1930.

Remnants of the Vonneguts remain, including a leaded glass window in the front door that bears his parents' monogram, and the entire family left their handprints in cement outside the back door.

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