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15th October, 2014

The British Invasion opens at the Beatles Story, Pier Head

The British Invasion opens at the Beatles Story, Pier Head

History was be made in Liverpool today when a James Brown jumpsuit and vest, Ray Charles’ jacket and handwritten lyrics of The Beach Boys' God Only Knows went on public display for the first time in the city.

These are among 80 never before seen artefacts which form part of The GRAMMY Museum exhibition at the Beatles Story, Pier Head including unseen images of The Rollling Stones.

The British Invasion: How 1960s beat groups conquered America will provides visitors with the opportunity to have a virtual drum lesson with former Beatle, Ringo Starr.

Other highlights include a range of items belonging to musical influencers and legends such as The Hollies, The Zombies, The Supremes and The Beach Boys, including album covers, hand-written lyrics, clothes worn by the superstars and the original instruments which they played.

Part of the exhibit is also dedicated to interviews with GRAMMY award winning artists.

Martin King of the Beatles Story said: “This really is a fantastic exhibition and we are proud to be able to host something so prestigious here in the famous city of Liverpool.

Bob Santelli of the The GRAMMY Museum added: “The Grammy Museum is honored to partner with The Beatles Story for such an important exhibition. The British Invasion dramatically impacted America in the ‘60s. This exhibit tells that story.”

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