Famous Locations Mentioned in Songs by The Beatles

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Now if you were a die-hard fan of Paul McCartney and The Beatles, where would you go? If you've already been to the Beatle Story museum and had your photo taken at the famous Abbey Road, then here are some places of interest that you might want to check out!

The Beatles certainly had A LOT of hit singles, making them one of the most successful musical acts in history.

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Eleanor Rigby’s grave: a seemingly random headstone in a graveyard; aside from being a musical inspiration, this grave is also very significant to The Beatles as this is the place where John Lennon and Paul McCartney supposedly first met.

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Strawberry Field Salvation Army orphanage: John Lennon grew up near the Strawberry Field Salvation Army Orphanage, which is located in Woolton, a suburb in Liverpool, England. Coincidentally, one of Lennon’s favorite childhood treats was the garden party that usually took place on the grounds of the Strawberry Field home, which he later nicknamed “Strawberry FieldS”. Unfortunately, it closed in early January 2005 and the original entrance and gate were replaced with replicas on May 2011.

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Penny Lane: a street near John Lennon’s house, in the band’s hometown of Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill area to catch a bus into the centre of the city. The area that surrounds its junction with Smithdown Road is also commonly called “Penny Lane”. In the 1960s, this was a significant bus terminus for several routes, and buses with “Penny Lane” displayed were common throughout Liverpool.

Sources: Penny Lane on Wikipedia
Strawberry Field Salvation Army on Wikipedia

written by ungrumpy on 2012-06-22 in #world #locations #locations #weekly-tributes #paul-mccartney

One Comment

  1. roland_korg
    roland_korg ·

    Great article, i´m a huge BeatleManiac. didn´t know that facts, thx for that.

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