The Beatles Story (Liverpool)
The Beatles Story is a popular tourist attraction in the maritime city of Liverpool.
Situated by the River Mersey and part of the Albert Dock complex, it tells the story of the Beatles, the four Liverpool lads who became the most successful performers in the history of popular music.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were taken under the wings of Brian Epstein, who managed them very successfully until his suicide, and of George Martin, the record producer who added so much musical style to their recordings.
The Beatles Story looks at all these personalities, as well as Stuart Sutcliffe, a former member who died before they became really successful, and Pete Best, who was replaced as drummer by Ringo.
The solo careers of the four ex-Beatles are also followed.
John Lennon made many records in his own right, such as "Happy Christmas (War is Over)", "Give Peace a Chance" and the much loved "Imagine". His second wife, the artist Yoko Ono, was a great influence on him artistically. John was murdered in New York in 1980.
Paul McCartney, now knighted, is the world's most successful songwriter. In addition to his many songs in collaboration with John Lennon, he has written many others since, including "Band on the Run" and "Mull of Kintyre".
The late George Harrison was also a successful songwriter, whose most famous songs are "My Sweet Lord", "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".
Ringo Starr reached new audiences when reading the narration for the "Thomas the Tank Engine" stories on TV.
The Beatles Story has mock-ups of various locations, including The Cavern.