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penny lane

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

"Penny Lane" is one side of a single that was released in February 1967. The other side was "Strawberry Fields Forever." It was later released on the Magical Mystery Tour LP.

The song references several local landmarks: the shelter in the roundabout, the fire station (down the road), the barbershop.

Written by McCartney and credited Lennon-McCartney, the two would meet at the bus stop at Penny Lane to catch a ride downtown. There is a sign at the bus stop that is something of a Beatles fan landmark.

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lennon’s childhood home

from the beatles, john lennon posted in music by elvis_crabs

John Lennon spent the first 5 years of his life here from 1940-1945. The home is a short distance from Penny Lane in Liverpool.

This was the family home of his mother, Julia Stanley. Lennon moved in with his aunt and uncle to 251 Menlove Ave (or Mendips).

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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

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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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