Much ado about Beatles

Vagabond Tim
There are numerous tour options in Liverpool for those interested in The Beatles, of these I would most highly recommend the Fab Four Taxi Tour, which strangely enough seats five people. Our guide Eddie was full of suspect, albeit entertaining, Information. At many points in the tour he regaled us with specifics of childhood conversations between various members of the band. The tour hit all the major stops one might expect, assuming one based their expectations entirely on song lyrics. We visited the barbershop from Penny Lane, notably absent of head shots dating back to the early 50’s, as well as Penny Lane itself. Apparently since fans have been stealing the street sign for decades it is now simply painted along the roadside wall.

The next stop on our tour was Peter’s Parish which is claimed to be the resting place of Eleanor Rigby and Father McKenzie. The fact that the McKenzie buried there was not a priest, and that the description of Eleanor Rigby in the song is very unlikely to be a reference to the apparently perpetually unconscious scullery maid from the Woolton area buried there.

Some time during John’s childhood this was a minimum security orphanarium or something to that effect. Being somewhat of a rebellious screwball he took to playing with the orphans after sneaking over the fairly imposing fence. For reasons more complicated than I care to explain this upset his Aunt. During one of these unrecorded and most certainly not publicly available conversations John, according to our guide, informed her it was nothing to get hung about. I am somewhat skeptical that this is anything more than a song lyric, and further that it was a common punishment for trespassing at any point in the 20th century.

Pictured above on the right I am attired in perhaps the poorest wardrobe choice since Sgt. Pepper debuted

Pictured above on the right I am attired in perhaps the poorest wardrobe choice since Sgt. Pepper debuted

Supposedly the grave of Eleanor Rigby, somewhat suspect when one bothers to read the inscription

Supposedly the grave of Eleanor Rigby, somewhat suspect when one bothers to read the inscription

Our ensemble cast hailing from Canada. Australia, Israel in order of appearance

Our ensemble cast hailing from Canada. Australia, Israel in order of appearance

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