Visitors will be swept along on a wave of unimaginable nostalgia as they explore first hand an awe inspiring wealth of authentic items including, guitars and drums from the Hamburg days, interviews with those that took part in the journey including Sir Paul McCartney, John Lennon’s itinerary from their first American tour, the mysterious cello from “Magical Mystery Tour”, medals from the pop art masterpiece “Sgt Pepper”, the earliest ever enchanting footage of the Beatles playing live, genuine gold and platinum discs, quirky props from their films and photo shoots, personal letters and belongings, seats from Shea Stadium and Candlestick Park, spotlights and studio monitors from the iconic Abbey Road Studios and so much more.
The Liverpool Beatles Museum promises to provide an unforgettable experience that visitors will cherish and remember for years and years to come.
The intriguing collection belongs to Roag Best who has been hoarding Beatles memorabilia for over thirty years. Roag’s father was the late Neil Aspinall. Neil was the Beatles’ road manager and confidante and later became head of Apple Corps spearheading such Beatle ventures as Beatles No 1, Let It Be Naked, The Anthology and Love (Cirque du Soleil). The Beatles counted Neil as their friend and he was trusted by them implicitly. Neil was constantly surrounded by The Beatles and so, throughout his life, was Roag.
Roag’s brother is Pete Best. He was a member of The Beatles for two years from 1960-1962 and was in for the ride from the seminal Casbah Coffee Club through to Hamburg, the Cavern and ultimately Abbey Road Studios. Pete’s insights into the early years are without doubt of crucial significance to the universal legend that is The Beatles.
Roag’s mother was the pioneering Mona Best. As the founder of the Casbah Coffee Club, the first rock and roll club in Liverpool, Mona has been dubbed the “Mother of Mersey beat”. She provided The Beatles with a venue to practice and perform in that Sir Paul McCartney affectionately refers to as “our club”. She managed many of their early business affairs and amongst many other things championed their return to Hamburg after their deportation.
Set to the musical backdrop that changed the world and inspired a generation, the provenance of this fascinating collection is unparalleled globally and thanks to Roag’s rare, deep and personal connections, visitors will find themselves shoulder to shoulder with the Beatles on the journey from 1959 to 1970.
The Liverpool Beatles Museum is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience that you, your friends and your family will remember for years and years to come.