For the third day of filming for Don Haworth’s BBC documentary The Mersey Sound, The Beatles were filmed in their home city Liverpool.
Two locations were used. The first was aboard a ferry crossing the Mersey from Liverpool Pier Head to Wallasey. They were filmed on board signing autographs and meeting fans.
Following this they were taken to Speke Airport – later renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport – where they pretended they were arriving back in England by descending the steps of an aeroplane.
Last updated: 28 June 2022
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- 2008: Sam Taylor-Wood to direct Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy
- 1968: Recording: Dear Prudence
- 1966: Live: Candlestick Park, San Francisco: The Beatles’ final concert
- 1965: Live: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
- 1964: Live: Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Southport
- 1962: Live: Floral Hall Ballroom, Morecambe
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
- 1959: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
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It was on this day that I and my late friend Gerald Keegan met the Fab Four at the pier head. They were taking a break and enjoying tea and pies from a little mobile van. Needless to say we both dashed over to say ‘Hello’ and got their autographs. We followed them onto the ferry boat to catch some of the action and are ‘just about’ visible on one shot.
Many years later I wrote a poem about the experience (My Claim To Fame) and it has proved quite popular on occasion.
Sadly both Gerald and I lost those autographs and never did find them, nor did we get to the job interview we were supposed to be at. But hey, we made a memory of a lifetime.