Over the decade that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr were making music together as the Beatles, they became international superstars. It’s been more than 50 years since the band broke up and their fans still won’t let it be, making pilgrimages to Liverpool’s Cavern Club, where the Fab Four played their earliest shows, and the Abbey Road street crossing made famous by the eponymous album cover. Even after all these years, there’s something about these places that makes the Fab Four’s fans come together.
If the hours of documentary footage in Get Back made you long, long, long for more Beatles history, you can find places connected to the band spread across the universe, from the real-world locations that inspired songs to monuments and memorials in surprising places. The long and winding road of music history connects a small street in Liverpool to an archaeological site in Ethiopia, an ashram in India to a courtyard back in the former U.S.S.R. These are some of our favorite places to celebrate the Beatles—individually and as a group—here, there, and everywhere.
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