Beatles museum to highlight USA links

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Entrance to “The Beatles Story” at the Albert Dock. Pic © Fsamuels/ Wikimedia Commons

The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool is teaming up with LA’s Grammy Museum to offer visitors the opportunity to learn about Britain’s connection to the music industry – and its impact on America.

The Albert Dock-based museum will host a new exhibition entitled ‘The British Invasion: How 1960s Groups Conquered America’ which will feature never-before seen photos of The Rolling Stones, interviews from Ringo Starr and artefacts from British and American collections.

Martin King, director of the Beatles Story said: “We feel extremely privileged to be working with The GRAMMY Museum to curate this exciting exhibition at the Beatles Story focussing on how 1960s British beat groups conquered America.

“We welcome visitors from all over the world on a regular basis and believe that this exhibition will really add to what we already have on offer in Liverpool.”

Bob Santelli, executive director at The GRAMMY Museum, added: “We are very excited to partner with the Beatles Story Liverpool to create The British Invasion: How 1960s Beat Groups Conquered America exhibition.

“From radio playlists to merchandising to touring, we dug deep to uncover the American Blues roots and influencers at the heart of this invasion, exploring the impact  that musicians such as The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, The Animals and Gerry and the Pacemakers, among others, had on the American popular music scene of the 1960s.”

The exhibition will be open to the public from this Thursday.

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