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1. Quarry Bank Grammar, Harthill Road
John Lennon's school where he formed his first band - The Quarry Men.

2. Penny Lane, 'Off Smithdown Road', Allerton
The road itself is very small and located at major junction just of Smithdown Road. Amazingly enough, you can still find the buildings listed in the song: the Barber shop, the Fish & Chip Shop and the Bank. If your planning a visit and intend to get your picture taken next to the famous road sign, you might be disappointed to find that the sign is not there - it probably has been stolen! But don't despair, you can buy your very own sign in one of the many city centre souvenir shops.

3. Strawberry Field(s), Beaconsfeild Field Road, L25
The old Salvation Army children's home where John would play as child and attend charity fetes. Note the name 'field' and 'fields'.

4. 197 Queens Drive, L15
The former home of Brian Epstein located in the affluent Childwall area.

5. 20 Forthlin Road
Well basically its a typical Liverpool terraced house where Paul McCartney grew up. The evidence is on the walls of Paul's bedroom where he would scribble lyrics and so forth. Today the property is owned by the National Trust.

6. Madryn Street, Princes Park
Birthplace of Ringo Star aka Richard Starkey

7. Walton General Hospital, Rice Lane, Walton
Birthplace of Paul McCartney

8. 12 Arnold Grove, Wavertree
Birthplace of George Harrison

9. St Peter's Church, Woolton
The venue for the Quarry Men's first gig and the exact location where John and Paul where introduced to each other. Paul shows what he can do with a guitar and John is 'eventually' impressed by the 15 year-old. Paul joins the Quarry Men.

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