On October 5, 1962 The Beatles released their first single “Love Me Do.”
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, TripAdvisor has come up with a list of ten outstanding Beatles attractions throughout the world, based on feedback from TripAdvisor travelers and as chosen by TripAdvisor editors.
Here are excerpts:
Abbey Road – London, England
Known as the backdrop of The Beatles’ eleventh studio album cover, the iconic crossing on this Westminster street is a perfect place to snap a photo.
The Beatles Story, Liverpool, England
Open seven days a week, this museum celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles.
Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial, New York City, New York
Located between 71st and 74th Streets in the Big Apple, this two and a half acre memorial named after The Beatles’ song, “Strawberry Fields Forever,” commemorates the life of John Lennon.
The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England
One of the first venues The Beatles performed at, this Liverpool music cellar is known as the cradle of British pop music. On February 9, 1961 the Fab Four first performed here and soon established themselves as the club’s signature act.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio
Located in “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World”, this museum features a Beatles exhibit that showcases nearly 70 artifacts, including George Harrison’s striped suit from the 1966 U.S. tour, Ringo Starr’s red military-style jacket from the “Strawberry Fields Forever” promo film and more.
20 Forthlin Road – McCartney Home – Liverpool, England
Known as the “Birthplace of The Beatles,” visitors to McCartney’s boyhood home can tour the places where the Fab Four composed and rehearsed some of their earliest songs. Travelers can also view family photographs taken by Paul’s brother. One TripAdvisor traveler commented, “I loved Paul's home as it had a real sense of family about it and to be able to sit on the couch and look around was great.”
The Beatles – Love – Cirque du Soleil – Las Vegas, Nevada
Videy Island – Reykjavik, Iceland
Travelers visiting this small island can see the Image Peace Tower created by Yoko Ono. This outdoor work of art that bears the words “Imagine Peace” in 24 languages, was unveiled October 9, 2007 which would have been Lennon’s 67th birthday.
St. Peter's Church – Liverpool, United Kingdom
While waiting to perform at a dance, Paul McCartney and John Lennon were first introduced on the grounds of this 19th century church during the summer of 1957. Today, travelers can walk in the footsteps of the British boys and view the gravestone of Eleanor Rigby, rumored to be the inspiration for the band’s hit song of the same name.
Lennon Wall – Prague, Czech Republic
Since the 1980s, the surface of this cement wall has been decorated with art inspired by the legendary musician.