Posted on Friday the 7th of October, 2011 by kelly

World Capital of Pop

Renowned for being the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool is labelled as the World Capital of Pop having more No.1 singles than any other city! First came the Fab Four, Elvis Costello and Echo and then it was Frankie goes to Hollywood, The Christians and The LA’s and most recently The Coral and The Zutons. These great artists have put Liverpool on the world map as a music machine! At Roomguide, we have plenty of cheap hotels in Liverpool so you can retrace the roots of all your favourite music icons.  As well as the glittering array of musical talent, Liverpool plays host to a number of musical events and festivals throughout the year including the Matthew Street Festival and Liverpool Summer Pops. The Echo Arena is also the city’s major hub for music concerts and events with the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Cliff Richard due to play here this month.

The Beatles Story

With the newly opened ‘Elvis and Us’ exhibition opening this week at Liverpool’s major music attraction, The Beatles Story, we thought we’d tell you a bit more about Liverpool’s main music magnet. Situated at the Albert Dock, the award winning Beatles Story allows visitors to relive and discover the worldwide fame and fortune of the greatest band of all time.

The journey begins in the 1950’s at Woolton Village Fete when Paul McCartney met John Lennon. Fast forward and you’re in Hamburg, three years later watching the fab four play at the notorious Star Club. You can then step into the famous Cavern Club of Liverpool and take a peek behind the scenes at Abbey Road Studios in London. Chill out and relax in the psychedelic era and embark on an underwater trip in the Yellow Submarine. Then it’s time to witness the break-up of the band, their solo careers and the everlasting legacy that remains today. What’s more there’s a Fab4 Store, a 4D experience and the John Lennon Monument. The latest addition is ‘Elvis and US’ – an interactive experience with music video and artefacts of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. One of the key elements of the exhibition is the focus on the evening that both legends met in person on August 27, 1965. The main centrepiece will be the white Fender bass guitar played by Elvis and The Beatles at this meeting. Visitors can also see the King’s rhinestone-encrusted jumpsuits and the shirt he wore in Jailhouse Rock!

Book one of our cheap hotels in Liverpool because ‘after a hard day’s night’ you’ll need it!