John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr crossing Derby Square in Liverpool City Centre

John, George, and Ringo were photographed on a zebra crossing (which no longer exists). Today, Derby Square is pedestrianised and traffic is channelled to by pass the square itself. The Victoria monument remains as it was when the photograph was taken. Castle Street The view from Derby Square down Castle Street towards Liverpool Town Hall. Read More …

The Grapes, 25 Mathew Street, Liverpool

“On Tuesday, 21st March 1961, The Beatles made their night-time debut at The Cavern, albeit as a support band for The Swinging Bluegenes, who later found chart success after re-spelling their name ‘Blue Jeans’ and dropping the jazz elements of their act. Three days after that Cavern appearance, The Beatles went back to Hamburg and Read More …

A walk up Mathew Street from NEMS to the Cavern Club

A walk up Mathew Street A walk up Mathew Street from NEMS (Brian Epstein‘s shop and office) to the Cavern Club, where The Beatles played and were discovered by Brian. . ” I was immediately struck by their music, their beat, and their sense of humour on stage – and, even afterwards, when I met Read More …