This site uses cookies: Find out more.
This site uses cookies: Find out more.
Buy Tickets
11th July, 2016

David Bowie: Guitar on display at The Beatles Story

One of David Bowie’s most treasured instruments is to go on display at the award-winning Beatles Story exhibition.

Bowie’s Hagström twelve-string guitar can be seen at The Beatle Story’s Albert Dock site from today.

The unique sounding guitar followed Bowie throughout his illustrious career, featuring on many classic albums such as Space Oddity and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust.

 

Space Oddity, the song that is most credited with launching his career, was released as a single to the UK 47 years ago today.

At the time of its release, it scored Bowie his first ever top 5 single as well as the Ivor Novello award in 1969. The song would go to score him a UK number 1 on its re-release in 1975.

Bowie’s iconic guitar will be located next to the last piano John Lennon ever played. The pair, who became close friends following John’s departure from The Beatles, wrote ‘Fame’ together.

 

This successful partnership led to Bowie’s first ever number 1 single in the U.S. and received critical acclaim worldwide.

David Bowie also features within the exhibition’s exclusive photo gallery “John Lennon: The New York Years”. The never seen before collection of pictures taken by John Lennon’s personal photographer, Bob Gruen, were unveiled last year as part of the attraction’s celebrations for John Lennon’s 75th birthday.

 

 

Martin King of The Beatles Story, said: “It is an incredible honour to have this poignant item on display here at The Beatles Story. We are so fortunate to have two pieces of such musical significance placed side by side in the exhibition.

 

“We hope this will give fans and members of the public alike an opportunity to reflect and remember another one of music’s greats who left us too soon.”

The guitar has never been seen before on public display and will remain at The Beatles Story for the next three years.

No comments exist

Subscribe for General Information

Subscribe for Educations

Subscribe for Travel Trade

Subscribe for Press

Beatles Story scoops top tourism award
15th December, 2015

Beatles Story scoops top tourism award

Liverpool’s Beatles Story attraction is recognised as one of the best tourist destinations in the UK.
George, Eric and Me: New exhibition opens
06th May, 2016

George, Eric and Me: New exhibition opens

A UK exclusive photographic exhibition from Pattie Boyd, former wife of music legends George Harrison and Eric Clapton, has opened today at The Beatles Story, Pier Head.
John Heitinga: Ex Everton footballer visits The Beatles Story
20th December, 2016

John Heitinga: Ex Everton footballer visits The Beatles Story

Following his appearance at the Merseyside derby last night, retired Dutch footballer, Johnny Heitinga, enjoyed a tour around the award-winning Albert Dock attraction today.
SIGN UP

Sign up to our e-newsletter for the latest news, offers and updates.

Great Date Guide North West      Great Date Guide North West       

 

The Beatles Story - Britannia Vaults - Albert Dock - Liverpool - L3 4AD

 

This Website Was Designed By ALT Agency Birmingham