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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.

    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
    The Argentine John Lennon

    The Argentine John Lennon

    Javier Parisi, known as the Argentine John Lennon, is so like him that even John’s and family friends find it uncanny.

    Presenters: Ellen Kirwin & Laura Davis

    • 25 min
    Brian Epstein's stolen briefcase

    Brian Epstein's stolen briefcase

    We get a sneak preview of some of the fascinating new items of memorabilia about to go on display at the Beatles Story attraction in Liverpool. They include Brian Epstein's stolen briefcase and T-shirts designed by Ringo Starr.

    Presenters: Laura Davis & Ellen Kirwin

    • 19 min
    Stuart Sutcliffe

    Stuart Sutcliffe

    Stuart Sutcliffe met John Lennon at art school and was talked into joining his band and going on the road to Hamburg.
    But his passion for art quickly overtook his interest in music and he decided to stay behind in Germany with his girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr.
    Suffering from intense headaches, he later collapsed and died from a brain haemorrhage.
    We talk to the man who runs his fanclub, Beatles expert David Bedford.
    Presenters: Laura Davis & Ellen Kirwin

    • 31 min
    Craig Brown - One Two Three Four

    Craig Brown - One Two Three Four

    Our guest this week is satirist and writer Craig Brown, perhaps best known for his weekly Private Eye column and biography of Princess Margaret. He tells us about his new book One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time.

    • 24 min
    Linda McCartney's photos

    Linda McCartney's photos

    Linda McCartney discovered photography almost by accident, accompanying a friend to a class in Arizona that would inspire a lifelong passion.

    She met her husband, who we all know is the Beatle Paul McCartney, while on a photographic assignment and spent their relationship capturing their lives together.

    An exhibition of her work opened at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool this weekend so we’re launching this new series of the podcast from the show.

    • 28 min

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