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Beatles place: New York, Dakota Building (entrance)

The Dakota Building is a residential building located in the Upper West Side of New York City. It was designed by architect Edward Clark and built in 1884. The building’s main entrance is a double-height archway on 72nd Street, which leads to the courtyard.John lived in… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: France, Paris, George V Hotel, 1964

The Beatles stayed at the George V Hotel in Paris in January 1964. During their stay at the hotel they composed three of their hit songs: “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “If I Fell”, and “I Should Have Known Better”. The band was also informed… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: Liverpool, Penny Lane

Penny Lane is a song, mostly written by Paul McCartney and released in 1967, about this street in Liverpool, where McCartney and John Lennon grew up and often met to catch a bus to the city centre. The song mentions various… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: Liverpool, Admiral Grove (Ringo)

Ringo lived at 10 Admiral Grove, a property in Toxteth, Liverpool, England, for twenty years before he rose to fame with the Beatles.Starr’s parents, Richard and Elsie, initially rented a house at 9 Madryn Street for 10 shillings (£0.50) a week. His parents separated… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: Spain, Almería, Villa Santa Isabel

In 1966, Lennon was in Almería filming Richard Lester’s action comedy “How I Won the War” where he played a supporting character, The Gripweed Musketeer.After a short stint at the Green Dolphin (Read my post about El Dofín Verde), Lennon… Continue Reading →

Beatles people: Klaus Voormann

Klaus Voormann is a German artist, musician, and record producer who has a long-standing association with the Beatles. Voormann’s relationship with the Beatles was not just professional but also personal, and his contributions to their music and artwork have left… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: France, Paris, Le Louvre museum

The Louvre is a world-famous museum in Paris, France, that houses many artworks, such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.The Beatles as a group visited the Louvre on January 15, 1964, when… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: New York, Central Park, The Lake

In September 1980 John Lennon and Yoko Ono had themselves photographed for the iconic cover of their final album together: Double Fantasy. The album was released on 17 November 1980.The photographer: “We went to Central Park to shoot the album… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: Spain, Almería, Hotel El Delfín Verde

On September 18, 1966, John, Cynthia and roadie Neil Aspinall flew to Almería in southern Spain for the shootings of Richard Lester’s film “How I won the War.” In the first weeks John and Cynthia stayed in the city in… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: India, Rishikesh, Laxman Jhula bridge

Here we see Paul and Ringo and their wives crossing the Laxman Jhula bridge at the village of Rishikesh. In February 1968 the Beatles arrived in Rishikesh, India for a stay of several weeks at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: Gibraltar, airport

On March 16th 1969 John and Yoko arrived at Gibraltar airport to marry in the British Consulate Office of Gibraltar.Having failed to get married in Paris a few days earlier, John and Yoko chartered an plane to Gibraltar, on the… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: New York, Central Park, Andersen statue

On the 11th of May 1968 John and Paul arrived in New York to promote the Beatles’ Apple company in the USA. Magic Alex, Derek Taylor, Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall accompanied them. Among their activities, they strolled unnoticed through… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: France, Paris, Place du Trocadéro

Place du Trocadéro, with a view on the Eiffel Tower. On Tuesday, January 14, 1964, John, Paul and George went to Paris for a three-week engagement at the Olympia Theatre. Ringo followed the next day. This quick trip was made… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: Italy, Rome, Hotel Parco dei Principi

On the 27th of june 1965 the group arrrived in Rome for four concerts. It was their only visit to the Italian capital as a group. The fabs stayed for two days at the Parco dei Principi hotel at Via… Continue Reading →

Beatles place: Hong Kong, Princess Theatre

On June 9th 1964 The Beatles gave two concerts at the Princess Theatre at 130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, in the Kowloon region of Hong Kong. The support act was The Maori Hi-Five. On 3 October 1970 the Princess… Continue Reading →

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