Liverpool – Pier Head – The Beatles Statues

Beatles Statues At The Pier Head

Beatles Statues were donated to Liverpool city by the Cavern Club and were unveiled by John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird at the Pier Head on Friday 4th December 2015.

This coincided, the following day, with the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ last concert here in Liverpool (Sunday 5th December 1965 at the Empire Theatre up on Lime Street).

The Statues at the Pier Head - Panorama

The combined weight of all four band member statues are 1.2 tonnes.

How The Statues Came To Be

The statues were sculpted by Andrew Edwards and cast at Castle Fine Art Foundry Ltd., based on an idea from Chris Butler, the foundry managing director. Apparently, inspiration struck him when walking through Liverpool ONE he saw the huge image of the band in the side side window of HMV.


The Beatles statues at the Pier Head with Brunswick Street behind them

Visitors to Liverpool, who arrive on cruise ships or the Mersey Ferry, will be met by the eight foot tall, impressive representations of Paul, George, Ringo, and John .

About time, you say – And rightly so.

A steady stream of tourists testify to the still strong magnetic pull of The Beatles as visitors from across the globe are pulled to Liverpool for no other reason perhaps, than that it is the birthplace of the four lads who shook the world.

And how powerful is this attraction?

You might be forgiven for thinking that, if nothing else,  simply being photographed next to a favourite Beatle here in Liverpool, and instantly uploaded into Instagram, for envious family and friends back home to stare at on the screens of their hand held devices,  make it all worthwhile.

The Beatles Statues at the Pier Head, Liverpool

The Beatles Statues at the Pier Head, Liverpool

The Beatles Statues at the Pier Head, Liverpool

The Beatles Statues at the Pier Head, Liverpool In Front Of The Liver and Cunard Buildings

The Beatles Statues at teh Pier Head, Liverpool - Heads

Paul, George, Ringo and John appear stony faced at the Pier Head, Liverpool – Heads

Links

News Sources

BBC NEWS – The Beatles: Liverpool unveils new Fab Four statue

Its Liverpool – Bronzed Beatles

Telegraph – Statues of the famous: the good, the bad and the ugly

EchoBeatles statue at Liverpool’s Pier Head

Echo – Beatles statue unveiled on Liverpool waterfront

 

Video

BAY TV – New Beatles Statue Unveiled on Liverpool Waterfront

 

 
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About the author

A Beatles fan in Liverpool today.