28th January, 2016

John Bratby: The Paul McCartney portraits

Beyond the Beatles


Come and explore our interactive map and discover the many sites around Liverpool that enrich The Beatles Story experience.

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Three, as a Bird

Free as a Bird is a song/demo originally a song recorded by John Lennon in New York in 1977. In 1994 Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together in Sussex together to record 'around' John's demo to record a full song 24 years after the break up of The Beatles and 14 years after John had died.

The song was released on the 4th December, 1995 and the song won the 1997 Grammy for 'Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal'.

Christmas present ideas:

Belts and belt buckles:

  • Anthology belt available and numerous belt buckles available.

Guitar straps:

  • Guitar straps are available in numerous styles.

Pin badges:

  • Numerous pin badge styles and sets availabe.


  • Numerous postcards available.

Did you know?

The video for Free of a Bird  produced by Vincent Joliet and directed by Joe Pytka; from the point of view of a bird in flight, it depicts many references to Beatles songs. The video at one point it shows The Beatles performing on stage in The Cavern Club and also Eleanor Rigby's gravestone. The Cavern Club shown in the video is actually our replica Cavern and the gravestone shown in the video is in our exhibition.

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