If you thought The Beatles all lived in a utopian Yellow Submarine you’d be wrong. Graffiti is scrawled across the front of Ringo Starr’s childhood home in Liverpool. The dilapidated house at 9 Madryn Street was scheduled for demolition - until a public outcry saved it from the bulldozers.
Now a boarded-up terrace, this was the drummer’s home until he turned 21. Like George Harrison’s modest property at 12 Arnold Grove, Paul McCartney’s semi at 20 Forthlin Road (both run by the National Trust) and John Lennon’s house Mendips, Ringo’s birthplace is firmly on the satnav with tourists.
Legendary locations such as the Cavern Club, Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields are also travel hotspots in their own right. Jackie Spencer, who runs daily tours around the city, explained: “I’ve been a guide for tens of thousands of music fans over the last 22 years. Everybody has their special memory of the Fab...
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