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Welcome to Beatles City, the podcast that brings you the story of the band that shook the world from the place where it all began. Join us on a journey along the sandstone-lined streets of John Lennon’s childhood Woolton, into the Kensington living room-turned-recording studio where the Quarrymen cut their first record and down the steep steps into the Cavern’s cellar nightclub. This podcast is brought to you by the Liverpool Echo. Hosts Ellen Kirwin and Laura Davis.

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Welcome to Beatles City, the podcast that brings you the story of the band that shook the world from the place where it all began. Join us on a journey along the sandstone-lined streets of John Lennon’s childhood Woolton, into the Kensington living room-turned-recording studio where the Quarrymen cut their first record and down the steep steps into the Cavern’s cellar nightclub. This podcast is brought to you by the Liverpool Echo. Hosts Ellen Kirwin and Laura Davis.

    Ringo Starr

    Ringo Starr

    In this special bonus episode taken from his press conference, Ringo Starr shares the experience of making his new EP Zoom In during lockdown, reminisces about his Hamburg days and says playing with The Beatles was full of laughs

    • 38 min
    Happy birthday John

    Happy birthday John

    Today, we mark what should have been John Lennon's 80th birthday with a celebration of his life in the words of the people who knew him.

    They include his sister Julia Baird, 'Fifth Beatle' Pete Best, the Liver Birds, art college friend Helen Anderson and Quarryman Rod Davis.

    Presenters: Laura Davis & Ellen Kirwin

    • 14 min
    Beatles myths and conspiracy theories

    Beatles myths and conspiracy theories

    This week we hear from Cavern Club tour guide Dale Roberts, whose job it is to dispel some of the wacky stories surrounding the band.

    He tells us the truth behind some of the myths and that famous conspiracy theory about Paul McCartney.

    Presenters: Ellen Kirwin & Laura Davis

    • 30 min
    The Beatles' musical influences with Peter Hooton

    The Beatles' musical influences with Peter Hooton

    Peter Hooton, of the Liverpool band The Farm and chair of the city’s Beatles Legacy Group, is this week's guest.

    He is determined to give credit to the musicians who inspired the group, including Black American singer-songwriters such as Chuck Berry.

    Presenters: Ellen Kirwin & Laura Davis

    • 28 min
    Mal Evans' missing archive

    Mal Evans' missing archive

    Mal Evans was a part time bouncer at the Cavern Club when Beatles manager Brian Epstein asked him to become the band’s roadie.

    He travelled with them on tour and even appeared in some of their films - and along the way it’s thought he collected things for a personal archive that was lost when he died.

    This story inspired this week’s guest, author Caroline Smailes, whose book The Finding of Martha Lost features Mal’s missing belongings.

    Presenters: Laura Davis & Ellen Kirwin

    • 28 min
    Fab 4 Taxi Tours

    Fab 4 Taxi Tours

    This week we’re taking a tour of some of The Beatles’ haunts in Liverpool city centre - as well as places that are key to the story of the band.
    Our guide is Phil Gerrard, one of the drivers for Fab 4 Taxi Tours, which takes thousands of tourists and locals around Beatles sites each year.

    Presenters: Laura Davis & Ellen Kirwin

    Find out more about Fab 4 Taxi Tours at https://fab4taxitours.com/

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Nottsfan ,

Great series

Love listening to you girls and the great guests and content.
Would be so much better if you can get a consistent sound quality though, I struggle to hear sometimes. Keep up the great work 😊

the bopper!! ,

Excellent

Brilliantly series

Uglybear1 ,

Enjoyable

Sound quality a bit lacking at times but really enjoyed this. Especially hearing Pete Best talk about his short lived time as a Beatle.

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