Special issue of the heading "Audio Stories" dedicated to The World Beatles Day
Monument to the Musicians on the Liverpool Waterfront
(Photo: gianliguori, depositphotos.com)
The Cavern club, where the then unknown young musicians John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison began their journey to fame, was opened in Liverpool on January 16, 1957. A few years later, they were joined by another future "Beatle" – the drummer Ringo Star. Since 2001, by decision of UNESCO, January 16 has been celebrated as The Beatles Day.
The museum Collection Music library features unusual versions of compositions by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, recorded on metal cylinders mounted in music boxes. We present the intriguing stories about the famous hit songs created by "The Beatles". You will learn how and why the hit songs “All my loving”, “Yesterday”, “When I was 64” and “Michelle” were written, and you will hear their unique sounding as well, thanks to one of the music boxes, made by the Swiss firm Reuge.
* In December 2015, The Cavern donated a monument to the City of Liverpool, featuring four legendary musicians walking along the embankment.