It was 50 years ago that The Beatles released their groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
It was an immediate commercial and critical success in 1967, spending 27 weeks at the top of the UK albums chart and 15 weeks at number one in the US changing the direction of pop music forever.
To celebrate this landmark moment in pop history, Made in Liverpool, a Beatles tribute act so good they are the resident band at the world famous Cavern Club, performed a medley of the Fab Four’s favourite tunes at the Newbridge Silverware Store, 43 Arthur Street, Belfast. Guests were treated to lunch, compliments of Freshii Belfast, based at Donegall Square West and fantastic homeware goodie bags from Newbridge Silverware.
Stunned shoppers were treated to an impromptu concert featuring a medley of instantly recognisable Beatles hits to inspire the onlookers to tap their feet and sing along in the sunshine.
The talented doubles of Liverpool’s most famous musical sons were at Newbridge Silverware’s store to unveil personal items and historical memorabilia connected to The Beatles that will be on display in the window until the end of June.
Hot on the kitten heels of a display of genuine Marilyn Monroe artifacts in the Newbridge store, shoppers are now invited to view a guitar signed by Paul McCartney, a presentation gold disc award for The Beatles first US number one I Want To Hold Your Hand and a letter from John Lennon written after the birth of his son Sean.
Newbridge Silverware’s Belfast Store Manager Ciara Donnelly said: “We are thrilled to have genuine Beatles’ items on display in our store. We have had a tremendous response from people who came along to see our Marilyn Monroe display last month.
“Fans and curious shoppers enjoy the fact they can get up to close to an item owned and used by their favourite stars. It gives them a direct connection to their heroes.
“It also offers a rare opportunity to see items of significant historical and social importance in a really intimate way. We invite everyone to come down to our Arthur Street store to have a look and mark 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper in style!”
The Beatles memorabilia was brought to Belfast for display in-store from Newbridge Silverware’s purpose-built Museum of Style icons located at their popular visitors’ centre in Kildare.
The museum, which draws thousands of tourists every year, houses an impressive collection of clothes owned and worn by legendary stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis and even Liza Minnelli’s famous ‘Cabaret’ outfit.
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