BEATLES: Liverpool Plans to Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary
|Unlike The Beach Boys or Rolling Stones, The Beatles have never firmly established what year they began. To some fans, 2012 might be their 55th anniversary if you trace their beginnings to the 1957 church picnic where John Lennon first met Paul McCartney. Maybe it's the 52nd, if you point to the year when The Quarrymen became The Silver Beatles and first played Hamburg, Germany. Liverpool's tourist industry prefers to circle 1962, when the boys signed with EMI and saw their first single "Love Me Do" become a smash hit.
Now, they're lining up a series of events to mark that golden anniversary:
Source: Liverpool Echo