Stores related to spring and summer music festivals will fall into this category. Stories will feature the best festivals to visit, age and health restrictions, who will appear and how to get there. Stories will also cover anything related to this art form, whether it’s a museum, a playlist, themed attractions, hotels and more. For example, this includes music museums like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Motown Museum in Detroit. Additionally examples are the Country Music Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame, both in Nashville. Stories may also feature historic recording studios like Stax Museum in Memphis and the RCA Studio B in Nashville. Iconic music attractions like Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis will also appear here. This is no longer a subcategory of the larger Travel section.

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Even if you weren’t born during the Beatles’ peak years, chances are you know their legacy and many of their songs. After all, this story about American places with a Beatles connection clearly caught your attention. Although you may be familiar with some or many of these spots, there may be some that you weren’t aware of. Whatever the case may be, please read your way through this magical mystery tour of famous Beatles places in America.


July is a particularly interesting month in the history of The Beatles. For instance, John Lennon met Paul McCartney in Liverpool on July 6, 1957. That’s not to mention that Ringo Starr recently celebrated his 82nd birthday on July 7. Equally important in July are the London movie premieres of “A Hard Days Night” and “Help!” in 1964 and 1965, respectively.

Abbey Road Crossing

611 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV  89101

An Abbey Road in the United States? As a matter of fact there’s one in downtown Las Vegas. Just a few blocks from Las Vegas Boulevard is that tribute to arguably the world’s most famous crosswalk. But then again, it’s not nearly as wide nor as busy, in terms of road traffic. At the same time, it is a worthwhile visit, especially for fans of The Beatles. What’s more, you can even see Ringo Starr’s handprints and autograph on the sidewalk. In addition, there are other Beatles’ related attractions by Abbey Road Crossing. For instance, there is a sign on a wall that resembles the original Abbey Road sign in London. If that’s not enough, there is also a smaller version of the Imagine mosaic at the crossing median.

Capitol Records Building

1750 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA  90028

One of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles is the former headquarters of Capitol Records. Known as the world’s first circular office tower, it resembles a stack of 45 rpm records. Although the Beatles never made a record in the U.S., most of their hits were on the Capitol Records label. In other words, this building has a very special place in British rock history. Another key point for you to know is what’s outside the front door. There, the on sidewalk you will see the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars for each of the Beatles. However, the Beatles own star on the Walk of Fame is at a different spot. In fact, it’s about 1.5 miles away, at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard.

Ed Sullivan Theater

1697 Broadway
New York, NY  10019

Of all the American venues where the Beatles made appearances, the Ed Sullivan Theater is the most iconic. It’s also among the most obvious places in Beatles history, whether it’s in America or across the Pond. For one thing, the theater was the spot where the Beatles made their very first stateside appearance on live television. For another, 73 million people were watching on television of that first performance on February 9, 1964. As a result, this single performance by the Fab Four set off the British Invasion of music groups. This led to successful careers of many British groups of that era. For instance, the Rolling Stones, Dave Clark Five, the Who, the Hollies, the Kinks and many more.

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