city: liverpool


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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

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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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dovedale primary school

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This school, now known as Dovedale Junior School, was where John Lennon attended in 1948. George Harrison would later go to school here.

In 2001, John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, donated £15,000 for school refurbishments.

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the liverpool institute for performing arts

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Back in 1956, when this place was known as the Liverpool Institute, a young Paul McCartney and George Harrison met on the bus on the way home.

Paul would later join the Quarrymen with John Lennon. On March 12, 1958, George saw them perform for the first time. He showed off some guitar skills and they were sufficiently impressed.

In 1996, Paul McCartney joined some partners in reopening the school as the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

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st. peter’s chruch

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On July 6, 1957, John Lennon and his band, the Quarrymen, were playing the annual garden party at this church. In between sets, John's friend, Ivan Vaughan, introduced him to a 15-year-old Paul McCartney. Paul was asked to join the band shortly after that.

Also notable about this church is that the churchyard at St. Peter's contains the grave of Eleanor Rigby, a possible source of the 1966 Beatles song.

John used to be in this congregation with his aunt and uncle, George Toogood Smith, who is also buried in the churchyard. John was in the youth group here and used to sing in the choir occasionally.

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