Friday, June 19, 2009

Day 4 - Penny Lane and Strawberry Field.

We met our friend Sean (also from Nashville) in Liverpool on Day 4. He had been just outside of Nottingham the week prior on a missions trip. Brad + Sean + Liverpool = 2 kids in a candy store. We went straight to the Cavern Club (where The Beatles played regularly). I did read somewhere that when The Beatles (who were actually called The Quarrymen at the time) first played the Cavern Club in 1957, they performed Elvis Presley songs. They weren't crazy. They knew who was king. In short, I guess we can thank Elvis for The Beatles. Anyway, I digress...on to the photos.

Brad and Sean in front of The Cavern Club on Mathew Street

We went to a pub in the middle of town for lunch. Tried to drink some Guinness like good tourists. Hated it. Good thing we ordered back-up Cokes.

Brad and Sean strolling down Penny Lane.

Do they not know that tourists come to this street to get their pictures made alongside this street sign? The banner above the sign ruined the picture. I mean seriously people, come on. But that's us...on Penny Lane.

Brad in front of the home where Paul McCartney was raised.

Strawberry Field

St. Peter's is the church where The Quarrymen (pre Ringo...maybe it's pre Ringo and George...Brad will have to weigh in on that) played their very first show. I think it was at some sort of community event.

John Lennon's home until he was in his early 20s.

John, Paul, George, Ringo, Brad, and Sean. Day 4.


  1. It was pre ringo George and Paul. But that is where Paul and John met. and Paul and George did eventually become part of The Quarry Men. Just so you know.

  2. I like how you threw in that we can thank Elvis for The Beatles.

  3. I try to give Elvis credit whenever I can.