The Beatles are true legends in every sense of the word, thanks to the talent that won them international success many years ago. They will always be remembered fondly throughout the world for their achievements, but these are not just illustrated through biographies, back catalogues, and merchandise. When it comes to remembering The Beatles, a lasting, and rather more personal touch was adopted to bring their story alive.
Liverpool, the birthplace of The Beatles, has been welcoming visitors for many years to The Beatles Story, a unique attraction in the Albert Docks area. There are already a series of rooms full of exhibits and audio commentary, showcasing The Beatles story from the very beginning, to life after the band. Along with the static exhibits, there are different exhibitions running throughout the year, and some of these pay tribute to the late John Lennon. The latest of these is called White Feather, which opens in June.
White Feather has been put together with John Lennon’s son Julian, and mother Cynthia, and follows the life story of the family as they coped with John Lennon’s fame. Unseen and unheard narration and personal possessions, complete what is sure to be a popular exhibit at the attraction.
The story behind the exhibitions title, is just one example of the personal and tender memories Julian and his Mother have, of their life with the much loved and missed Beatles star. Julian has explained the story in press material accompanying the announcement. “The white feather is so prevalent in my life. One thing for sure is that it’s always represented peace to me. And one of the things my father said to me was that should he pass away, if there was some way of letting me know he was going to be ok, or that we were all going to be ok, it was by, in some way, shape or form, presenting me with a white feather.” Ten years ago Julian was touring in Australia when a group of Aborigines presented him with a white feather, and asked him to bring attention to their plight. This led to Julian setting up the White Feather Foundation, a charity that embraces environmental and humanitarian issues and helps to raise funds to improve the life of others. A worthy cause, that reflects much of what John Lennon himself stood for.
For further insights into John Lennon and his family, visit the exhibition from June 17th at The Beatles Story. For more information about this, and all the other superb exhibits, events, and educational facilities at the attraction, please visit www.thebeatlesstory.com. The Beatles are an important part of our musical heritage, and a visit to this exhibit will be a superb way of bringing the life of John Lennon alive.