Beatles Statues At The Pier Head
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 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.
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.
Its Liverpool – Bronzed Beatles