In 2012, we celebrated a spectacular, year-long programme of events with 50 years of The Beatles . It is set to continue throughout 2013 with more events planning in the coming months.
On 18 August 1962 Ringo Starr made his first appearance as the Beatles official drummer at Hulme Hall in the village of Port Sunlight, Wirral. The four members of the band had a two hour rehearsal before taking to the stage as the headline act in the local Horticultural Society’s 17th annual dance. On that night the Fab Four were born...the rest is history.
The Beatles - John, Paul, George and Ringo – then took the charts by storm in 1962 with their first official release, Love Me Do, quickly followed by Please Please Me and From Me to You.
Beatlemania soon swept across the globe as the Fab Four recorded a staggering 12 studio albums, 13 EPs and 22 singles from 1962 to 1970. It is estimated they have sold over one billion records worldwide.
Today, The Beatles continue to influence many musicians and artists as well as attracting a new generation of fans.
Plus there’s Liverpool’s great selection of Beatles attractions to visit including Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road, the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney, the famous Magical Mystery Tour and award-winning Beatles Story.
Visit our Beatles attractions page for more inspiration on planning your visit to Liverpool