The Beat of the Beatles and More
Celebrate the sounds of Liverpool and Manchester on this two-centre tour of Northern England’s musical heritage. In Manchester, the tour takes you on a historical journey through popular music of the world’s first industrial city – from the ‘Broadsheet Ballads’ of the 19th Century, music hall of the 1940s inspired by the GIs during WW2, to Manchester’s more recent music scene of Oasis and the Hacienda. Discover how the radical thought and politics of the world’s first industrial city weaves into the popular music of the 19th and 20th century from the cotton mills to the music halls.
In Liverpool, discover the city which was home to the Beatles – visit the homes where John Lennon and Paul McCartney grew up, take a Magical Mystery Tour around the places associated with John, Paul, George and Ringo and discover how Liverpool’s long trading history and the influences of the Cold War influenced the 20th century’s most iconic music.
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