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Old Dec 01, 2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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That's me and my wife all booked up with accomodation for BeatleWeek 2014.

Anyone else from here planning on going?
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Old Dec 29, 2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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I wish I could! One of these years I know I've got to...
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Old Dec 29, 2013, 06:54 AM   #3
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One word of advice go not expecting too much, just being in Liverpool was wonderful! The Beatles Story was rather short and the exhibits stop anything interesting when the Beatles went to the U.S. after that everything seemed like cardboard cut outs propped up against the wall virtually no authentic memorabilia. Mendips was a highlight, I went in 2009 for Beatles week and it seemed like only tribute bands were the attraction very little in the way of special guests to share stories about the band and the flea market had very little only recent knock-offs (ie: Tee-Shirts, Coffee mugs, Mousepads ... you name!)

The Cavern was a fun night most of the tribute bands there were really good as with the Cavern pub across the street. Meeting locals at The Grapes was also special, but Liverpool City Council has really not done that much to preserve it's Beatle History!
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...Liverpool City Council has really not done that much to preserve it's Beatle History!
I've been visiting Liverpool on and off for over twenty years and the city council have much improved their marketing of Liverpool as "The Home of The Beatles" since then.
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 09:22 AM   #5
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I've been visiting Liverpool on and off for over twenty years and the city council have much improved their marketing of Liverpool as "The Home of The Beatles" since then.
I'm aware of the Council's recent re-vamping of the Beatles myth but I was talking more about the past in regards to tearing down and filling in Beatle sites although in the name of progress these things need to be done at times but then again to fill in the original Cavern to make way for the underground tube station then change the route what was the point to then make a car park?

Why was the Original Cavern Club demolished in 1973 to became a car park?

Dave talked with me about how interest in the Beatles musical history started in Liverpool, and why the original Cavern Club was demolished in 1973, despite it being the birthplace of the Beatles, where they played 292 times from February 3rd, 1961 to August 3rd, 1963. They were discovered by Manager Brian Epstein at the Cavern on November 9th, 1961. Brian obtained their first recording contract with EMI in June 1962 and then engineered their commerical success.

Dave told me, "The catalyst for the tourism explosion in Liverpool was John Lennon's death in 1980, and people came to Liverpool to find out more about the Beatles and their history. There was a big surge in people coming to Liverpool after John's death in the early 1980's. Unfortunately the Cavern club was closed and demolished in 1973 and became a car park because of a "compulsory purchase order" by the government, to make room for a ventilation shaft for the underground train which was never built.

"Back in 1973, Liverpool was on its knees and the Beatles cultural heritage wasn't a priority, since the Beatles had broken up in 1970. The site of the Cavern Club was still undeveloped in 1981, but in 1984 a new Cavern Club was built nearby using the same bricks from the old Cavern Club." Which I guess is better than nothing.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed walking the streets and being in Liverpool far more that the tribute bands at The Adelphi.


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I think you've answered you're own question there.

The Cavern Club was demolished in 1973 well before any percieved interest in Beatles related venues in Liverpool.

McCartney has gone on record saying it was a mistake on the council's part, and the council (although not actually apologising) have begun to market the city and Beatles landmarks therin so much better now - having learnt the lesson too late for The Cavern.

Sure, places like The Grapes are a bit dingy but it's not up to the council to dictate what they look like. If the owners still get passing trade (off the back of The Cavern of the HHDH up the road, why bother changing what they have.

Back to BW2014, I'm booked up for events in The Adelphi and The Cavern featuring live abnds more than the other aspects like the convention/talks.
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I think you've answered you're own question there.

The Cavern Club was demolished in 1973 well before any percieved interest in Beatles related venues in Liverpool.

McCartney has gone on record saying it was a mistake on the council's part, and the council (although not actually apologising) have begun to market the city and Beatles landmarks therin so much better now - having learnt the lesson too late for The Cavern.

Sure, places like The Grapes are a bit dingy but it's not up to the council to dictate what they look like. If the owners still get passing trade (off the back of The Cavern of the HHDH up the road, why bother changing what they have.

Back to BW2014, I'm booked up for events in The Adelphi and The Cavern featuring live abnds more than the other aspects like the convention/talks.
I may stand corrected on supposed recent upgrades having only been there twice in '09/10 at the 2009 convention the only highlight was introducing a sneek preview of the re-masters I did not see any special guests speakers offered,which would have been a added highlight. Here's wishing you and your wife a joyous occasion.
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A list of bands and guest speakers appearing at BeatleWeek 2014 so far includes:

Day On The Life (Un Dia Un La Vida)
All You Need Is Love
The Backties
The Beat Boys
Beat Love
The Beatelles
Beatles featuring Clarice Zimerman
Beatline & Seppo
The Bertils
The Best Beat
Born Again Beatles
The Brothel Creepers
The Cavern Club Beatles
Chris Hall (Guest Speaker)
Chris Montez
Clube Big Beatles
Come Together FIlm
The Compleatles
David Bedford (Guest Speaker)
Det Beatles
Dirty Soul
Dylanesque
The Fab Faux
Freida Kelly (Guest Speaker)
Gleison Tulio
Hamburg Beat
Howie Casey (Guest Speaker)
Janne Borgh
Jay Gropener Duo
Jessica Albeu
Johnny & the Moondogs
Kenny Herbert
Kinx Band
Liverpool Boys
Mark Hudson
Meat The Beetles
Mick Dunne
Moondogs
Now Here
The Overtures
The Peakles
Red Berry
Revolver
Ringer Starr
The Rockits
Rocks Off
Rolando & Alex Giambelli
The Shakers
The Starlite Beatles
Steve Holley
String Quartet - "Quartiett"
Susan Hedges
The Sutcliffes
The Tearaways
Them Beatles
The Threetles
Tommy Roe
Tony Bramwell (Guest Speaker)
Trelle Belle Ukele Orchestra
Two of Us
Who's Next
Wigs
Wingsbanned
The Yesterdays
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