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New statue of The Beatles unveiled in Liverpool

A new statue of The Beatles has been revealed in Liverpool to mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s final show in their hometown.

A new Statue of the Beatles is unveiled by John Lennon's sister Julia Baird outside the Liverbuilding, in Liverpool.
A new Statue of the Beatles is unveiled by John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird outside the Liverbuilding, in Liverpool. Image by Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The final Beatles show in Liverpool was held at the Empire Theatre on 5 December 1965. The sculpture, created by artist Andy Edwards, is of the Fab Four walking down the street and is located at Liverpool’s Pier Head.

A new Statue of the Beatles is unveiled by John Lennon's sister Julia Baird outside the Liverbuilding, in Liverpool.
A new Statue of the Beatles is unveiled by John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird outside the Liverbuilding, in Liverpool. Image by Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Statues of The Beatles can be found in Houston, Texas; Altamy, Kazahstan; Penang, Malaysia and many more cities around the world.

Liverpool is packed with Beatles-related sites, including Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s childhood homes, the Cavern Club where the Beatles played more than 300 times, and the real Penny Lane.

Read more: A Fab Four fan’s guide to Liverpool & the Beatles

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