1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2008 – Waters Announces Final Dark Side Tour… Roger Waters will perform his last two performances of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The moon’ in the UK later this Spring. As with similar performances which have taken place across the world, Waters will play the album in its entirety, as well as playing a mixture […]
2007 – Amy Winehouse cancelled a series of European shows after being admitted to hospital suffering from “severe exhaustion”. The 23-year-old singer was taken to University College London Hospital and later discharged. In the past few weeks she had pulled out of the T in the Park festival – also citing “exhaustion”, Liverpool’s Summer Pops […]
2005 – The Salvation Army close Strawberry Field, a Liverpool children’s home which inspired the Beatles’ song, “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
2005 – Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers, dies in Liverpool, England, after a long illness. He is 63.
2005 – it was announced that the Strawberry Field children’s home immortalised by The Beatles was to close. The home in Woolton, Liverpool was made famous when John Lennon wrote ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ after playing there as a child.
2004 – Liverpool band The Bandits announce they have split. The group were most famous for organizing the Bandwagon club night, which launched the careers of Scouse psychdelicists The Coral and The Zutons.
2003 – Paul McCartney wraps up his lucrative world tour with a show in Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles.
2003 – John Lennon’s childhood home at 251 Menlove Avenue in Liverpool is opened to the public. Yoko Ono is on hand for the festivities and tells reporters Lennon would have been against the war in Iraq.
2001 – Yoko Ono visits the Beatle’s hometown of Liverpool, England, to attend a ceremony announcing the renaming of the Liverpool Airport as the Liverpool John Lennon Airport in honor of her late husband.
2000 – U.K. fans got to hear more of The Beatles when the Liverpool Sound Collage CD was released in 2000. Super Furry Animals and Paul McCartney got together to create several tracks with sounds recorded around Liverpool and from the Rubber Soul recording sessions by The Beatles. Snippets like George Harrison saying, “It’s okay. […]