city: liverpool

paul mccartney’s first home

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Paul McCartney lived at this location with his mother, father, and brother Mike (born January 7, 1944) from in his birth in 1942 until his family moved to 20 Forthlin Road in 1955.

In 1954, he met George Harrison on the school bus since they were both attending grammar school.

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john lennon’s birthplace

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John Winston Lennon was born at this location at 6:30 a.m. on October 9, 1940.

Formerly the Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Lennon was born during the Nazi Luftwaffe bombing campaigns of the city.

Today, there is a plaque that commemorates his birth.

From Lennon's Book, In His Own Write: "I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madolf Heatlump (who only had one). Anyway they didn't get me."

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paul mccartney’s childhood home

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Paul McCarney's childhood home is located at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

Built by the local authority, the McCartney family moved into the house in 1955. Paul McCartney bought his father a home in 1965 in the Wirral.

Owned by the National Trust, they market the home as "the birthplace of the Beatles" since their earliest practicing and song-writing occurred here.

Unlike Lennon's home, this location does not a blue plaque from English Heritage because the figure has not ""been dead for 20 years, or passed the centenary of their birth".

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the beatles story

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Opened in May of 1990 and located within Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock and the Pier Head, the Beatles Story is a themed tourist attraction celebrating the Beatles.

There are number of unique Beatles-related items here: John Lennon's iconic round spectacles, George Harrison's first ever guitar,a replica of Cavern Club, and more.

The Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock is a World Heritage site.

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penny lane

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"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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