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26th December, 2016

George Michael: A fab contribution

We were extremely saddened to hear about the passing of music legend George Michael as it was announced late on Christmas Day.

Sir Paul McCartney was quick to pay an emotional tribute to George on his Twitter account. The pair had worked together on ‘Heal the Pain’, and George covered The Beatles’ ‘The Long and Winding Road’.

 

 

Fans of the Wham! frontman also paid tribute by publicising his secret acts of extraordinary kindness. One generous act being discussed is the time he bought John Lennon’s piano from a private collector for £1.45m in 2000.

'It's not the type of thing that should be in storage somewhere or being protected, it should be seen by people,' Michael said.

 

The Steinway Model Z upright piano was then loaned to The Beatles Story for a short period of time, before George took it on tour to "spread the message of Imagine Love and Peace". It also spent time at the Musical Instruments Museum in Arizona.

Lennon composed ‘Imagine’ on the piano and although it is no longer on display at The Beatles Story, we thank you George for preserving this piece of history, and of course for your own fantastic contribution to popular music.

 

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Miserable Faith: Chinese rock band visit Liverpool
02nd June, 2016

Miserable Faith: Chinese rock band visit Liverpool

One of China’s renowned rock bands, Miserable Faith (Tong Ku De Xin Yang), has visited The Beatles Story, Liverpool in order to learn more about their musical icons.
Japan 50: Anniversary of The Beatles' invasion
27th June, 2016

Japan 50: Anniversary of The Beatles' invasion

To celebrate 50 years since The Beatles performed in Japan, Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister, is leading a delegation of key partners from Liverpool on a trip to Tokyo in a bid to help strengthen the city’s links with Asia.
The Beatles Story Coronavirus Update
17th March, 2020

The Beatles Story Coronavirus Update

Whilst there have been no reported cases at The Beatles Story, in response to the current situation and in the interest of the health and well-being of all our employees, visitors and partners, we have made the decision to temporarily close The Beatles Story exhibition with effect from close of business on Tuesday 17 March and we continue to monitor the situation closely.
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