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16 June 2008 by Sam

man with drill sitting on the steps of a wooden stage

Work has started on the installation of the summer’s big exhibition at World Museum, The Beat Goes On, which opens on 12 July 2008. The exhibition will explore Liverpool’s musical identity over the last 60 years. As you’d expect, there will be a number of items on display relating to a certain fab four.

Head of furniture conservation Graham Usher is currently putting together one of those items – the very stage that Paul McCartney and John Lennon met on when John’s band The Quarrymen played at a garden festival in Woolton in 1957. The Museum of Liverpool acquired the stage a couple of years ago and it was featured on the blog last year but this will be the first time that it has been on display in our venues. I’m sure it’ll be a must-see for Beatles fans when the exhibition opens.

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