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Love - Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage - Las Vegas
With LOVE, Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. Born from a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque founder Guy Laliberté, LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of all time to create a vivid, intimate and powerful entertainment experience. Open run. [website]

Rain - The Beatles Experience
Rain is a multi-media, multi-dimensional production show featuring three different set and costume changes, video screens and live camera projection, combining television commercials and historical video footage from the 60s. Live video technology provides views of the band through close ups and different angles, as members of the audience are projected onto the main screens for a completely interactive experience. Rain is now touring the US. [website]

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus - Traveling Exhibition
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit, mobile recording studio outfitted with traditional musical instruments as well as current technological advances. Since 1998, the Bus has provided free hands-on programs to hundreds of high schools, colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, music festivals, concerts, conventions and community organizations. Working together with some of the biggest names in music, the Lennon Bus encourages students to play music, write songs, engineer recording sessions and produce music video projects using the latest audio, video, and live sound equipment. [website] [myspace] [youtube]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland, Ohio
In addition to all the Beatles stuff there is a special exhibit - Lennon: His life and work - This exhibit focuses on one of the true legends of rock and roll: John Lennon. It is the first major exhibit in America to celebrate John Lennon, and it is the largest exhibit the Hall of Fame has ever devoted to one artist. [website] [Squidoo lens]

Fab 4 NYC Walking Tour - New York, NY
Follow in the Beatles' footsteps! Visit the famous and not-so-famous places that link the Beatles with the Big Apple! This 2-1/2 hour walking tour will be guided by a Beatles expert and will be filled with important Beatles facts--you're sure to learn something on this long and winding road tour. Organized by the Day Trippin' fan club. [website]

A Magical History Tour - Los Angeles, CA
The Magical History tour will be a FABulous, fun, memorable experience. The tour begins in Santa Monica and ends in Hollywood. Along with Santa Monica, we will visit Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel-Air, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. The Beatles first arrived here in 1964 and all four band members lived and owned homes in LA. This exclusive Beatles tour of Los Angeles takes you to the places where the Beatles lived, where they frequented, the venues where they have performed and the studio where they recorded. Also included on this tour - some things Beatles related - and of course a bit of History. [website]

Abbey Road Pub and Restaurant - Virginia Beach, Virginia
203 22nd Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good Food, Good Times, 101 International Beers.... “It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…” and it was more than twenty years ago today when the bands began to play, right here at Abbey Road. Owner Bill Dillon has been bringing the best in live entertainment and good food to the residents and visitors of Tidewater since Abbey Road was established in 1982. Our fresh seafood, beef, and pasta dishes are summed up by The Virginian Pilot’s restaurant review headline: “Abbey Road Leads Diners to a Satisfying Evening,” and our great entertainment is confirmed by Hampton Road’s Port Folio Magazine: “Abbey Road is the Best Acoustic Venue in Tidewater, offering the best and the most variety…” [website]

Wonderwall Music Shoppe & Emporium - Oak Park, IL (Chicago)
325 Harrison Street, Oak Park IL 60304 - 708-948-7986
This very groovy shop is named after a very psychedelic movie that George Harrison wrote the music for during the 60s. The store offers musical instruments (They are big George Harrison fans and specialize in sitars and ukuleles.) They also carry Egyptian fine art reproductions, imported carpets & jewelry, hand-painted tambourines, Kama Sutra bath salts & gels, belly dance adornments, incense from Tibet & India, sitar lessons, books & cds, and BEATLE THINGYS! Wonderwall will be hosting "The Beatles In India" Photo Exhibit December 18, 2011 and often host other Beatles events. Wonderwall is run by classical Indian musicians who have been performing around Chicago for a number of years from the group, Sandalwood Sitar Music Ensemble, the only Indian Band I know of who plays Beatle music. I've seen them several times and they are truly incredible. Wonderwall is the only place in Chicagoland where you can buy Paul Saltzman's Beatles in India book. [Store] [Sandalwood Sitar Ensemble] [Sitar Lessons with Clar Monaco] Wonderwall also sponsors one of Chicago's most popular and 'seriously fun' Ukulele groups: Oak Park Ukulele Meetup Group AND Wonderwall's Harrison Street Ukulele Players. Check them out on Facebook too! Wonderwall is the only authorized dealer of Kamaka Ukuleles in Illinois, the brand that GEORGE HARRISON played as seen in "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" video and "Beatles Anthology".

Liverpool

Liverpool Taxi Tours with Jackie Spencer - Liverpool, UK
For real fans who want to really experience the city that gave us the Fab Four, why not take a private taxi tour with Jackie Spencer, native Liverpudlian and an official Liverpool Tour Guide and Beatleguide since 1995. She represents the Liverpool Tourist Office, Liverpool City Council and, as a Blue Badge Guide, comes highly recommended by Visit Britain.  [website]

The Beatles Story - Liverpool, UK
Located within Liverpool's historic Albert Dock, the Beatles Story is a unique visitor attraction that will transport you on an enlightening and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. [website]

Casbah Coffee Club - Liverpool, UK
The Casbah Coffee Club was not just the starting block for popular culture's greatest music phenomenon, The Beatles, but it was the place where Liverpool's sound was nurtured, and encouraged to grow. Liverpool's first BEAT CLUB launched practically every group that became synonymous with Mersey Beat, and put Liverpool on the musical world map. The Casbah Coffee Club is owned by Pete Best, former Beatle drummer.  [website]

The Cavern Club - Liverpool, UK
The Cavern is a legendary music venue still thriving after 50 years. Open to the public daily from 11am with contemporary live music most nights. Check out their newly released CD set.  [website]

Hard Days Night Hotel - Liverpool, UK The ultimate place for Beatle fans to stay - Beatles themed boutique 4 star hotel located in the 'Beatles Quarter' of Liverpool adjacent to the world famous Cavern Club, the Hard Days Night Hotel will feature visually stunning specially commissioned artwork by Shannon covering key events in the lives of four lads from Liverpool whose fame knows no boundaries. Opening February 2008.  [website]

Magical Mystery Tour - Liverpool, UK
This bus tour will introduce you to the lives of The Beatles, their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and many other landmarks.Some of the busses are decorated like the MMT bus from the movie. It is a great experience not to be missed. [website]

Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road (John and Paul's childhood homes) - Liverpool, UK
The National Trust looks after two suburban houses in Merseyside, 20 Forthlin Road and Mendips. These unassuming houses are the childhood homes of two Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon. John, the caretaker at Paul's house is definitely bears some resemblance to Paul. Morning tours depart from Liverpool City Centre and Afternoon trips from Speke Hall, which is South Liverpool near John Lennon Airport. See schedule and buy tickets in advance. [website]

Liverpool Pub Crawl - Liverpool, UK
Ultimate pub guide has a list of bars in Liverpool related to the beatles such as the Cavern, Jacaranda and Rubber Soul [website]


Online Map of The Beatles Liverpool Here is a street map marked with many Beatle related places in Liverpool [website]

London

Abbey Road - London, UK
Do not leave London without getting a picture of yourself crossing Abbey Road in front of the famous recording studio and signing the wall. Check out the webcam to see who is crossing now. [website]

Richard Porter's London Walks - London, UK
Organized walking tours that will take you to many of the Beatles historic sites in London. They have two tours that both end at Abbey Road in St. Johns Wood. Try to catch at least one of the tours while you are in London. The Beatles Coffee shop by the Tube station is also owned by Richard and has a nice little Beatles souvenir shop. [website]

International

The John Lennon Museum - Saitama, Japan
The John Lennon Museum opened to the public on October 9, 2000, the 60th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth. Approved formally by his partner Ms. Yoko Ono, it is the first museum of its kind anywhere in the world. [website]



John Lennon Peace Tower - Videy Island, Rekjavik, Iceland
Lit from October 9 through December 8 and during the first week of spring
The Imagine Peace Tower is a work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon. It is dedicated to peace and bears the inscription 'IMAGINE PEACE' in 24 languages. The work is in the form of a wishing well from which a very strong and tall tower of light emerges. The strength, intensity and brilliance of the light tower continually changes as the particles in the air fluctuate with the prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions unique to Iceland. Every year it will light up between October 9th (Lennon's birthday) and December 8th (the day of his death). In addition the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be lit on New Year's Eve, during the first week of spring and on some rare special occasions agreed between the City and Ono. [website]





Temporary Exhibits - UK

The Beatles Story - Liverpool, UK (Albert Dock)
The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes at CBS!
Taken around the Beatles' first North American appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the images are taken from the archives of CBS Television and Life photographer, Bill Eppridge. Previous to arriving in Liverpool the exhibition has been on show in Washington's world famous Smithsonian Institute, where it was visited by over 3 million people![website]

Also at Beatles Story in Liverpool - Here There and Everywhere
The Beatles: Here, There and Everywhere! - runs from Monday April 14 - 30, 2008
Come and enjoy our two week long festival celebrating the Beatles' popularity across the world!
Find out where in the world The Beatles played, what they got up to on tour and what was the lasting impact of Beatlemania around the globe!
  • Who did the Beatles want to meet when they visited Paris?
  • In which country did John write Strawberry Fields Forever?
  • And why did their tour of Philippines almost turn out to be their last?