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Famous scene of Beatles on Liverpool town hall balcony re-enacted for homecoming anniversary

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The famous scene of The Beatles standing on the balcony of Liverpool town hall was re-enacted on the 50th anniversary of their triumphant homecoming. The Fab Four returned to Liverpool on July 10, 1964, for a civic reception and for the northern premiere of their first feature film, A Hard Day’s Night.

With Beatlemania at its height, the band were greeted by 200,000 fans as they made their way from the old Speke airport, while outside Liverpool town hall another 20,000 fans gathered. Guides from Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tours re-enacted the scene today - although to a less tumultuous reception than the amazing scenes which greeted John, Paul, George, and Ringo 50 years ago yesterday. One of the guides, Ian Doyle, said: “We wanted to celebrate these four Liverpool lads who changed the world. “The Beatles were worried about their reception when they came back to Liverpool because they thought their fans wouldn’t forgive them for moving to London, but thousands of people turned out to see them.”

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Source: Liverpool Echo

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