Beatles statue at Liverpool's Pier Head
BY CATHERINE JONES
30 NOV 2015
Cavern Club donates bronze of the Beatles to the city
Sculptor, Andrew Edwards and Chris Jones from Castle Fine Arts Foundry with the Beatles statues and maquette
A new statue of the Beatles is due to be officially unveiled at Liverpool’s Pier Head this week.
The giant bronzes of John Lennon , Paul McCartney , George Harrison and Ringo Starr are being installed in front of the Three Graces – where they were wrapped in tarpaulin against the stormy weather this morning.
They have been donated to the city by the Cavern Club and have been sculpted by artist Andrew Edwards, who also created the All Together Now World War I statue last year.
The new Beatles statue under wraps on a blustery day at the Pier Head
Cavern’s managing director Bill Heckle said: “It has been an unbelievable experience to witness the transformation of this city since Cavern City Tours was incorporated in 1983.
“It bears little or no resemblance to the forward thinking vibrant and world-class city that now stands before us.
“It has been undeniable that tourism has been an integral and driving factor in the renaissance of Liverpool and its most famous four sons have played a pivotal role in bringing people here.
“We’re proud that we have been able to finance this project on behalf of fans from all over the world.”
The Beatles backstage at Liverpool Empire
The unveiling on Friday coincides with the 50th anniversary of the last time the band played in their home city.
The Beatles performed at the Liverpool Empire on December 5, 1965.