Sunday, 18 August 2013

The Beatles, Cavern , Chagall . Fish & Chips at Liverpool

You, readers might think this blog is a very odd combination.
 Since we moved to England, I meant to visit Beatles City, Liverpool but never had a chance , finally I had an excuse to visit, the Beatles, city, Liverpool , Chagall  exhibition is on at the Tate , Liverpool.
I and Cristina arrived station about midday, walk down to Albert Dock, It was much better than I expected I knew ,city council made  promenade with strong looking red brick buildings are nicely arranged around old harbour.
Get into the Tate Modern, Chagall exhibition hall, it is much bigger than I thought. familiar soft pastel colour painting with childish dreamy subject , they were so wonderful.
A lots of paintings are I have not seen, his homeland in Russia paintings were very dark , emotionally . I am glad I made this journey.

After seeing exhibition, we were walking around promenade and decided have Fish & Chips for lunch, it seemed so fit in, being in North of England, it was surprisingly good, not best but was good. crispy batter with white cod and chips ( too much chips) and mashed peas, well I felt they are  just right to have in the northern city . it was very good indeed, I think as non expensive café, batter was very nicely done, thin and crispy.

Now, Looking for Cavern, The Beatles hub. since I discovered the Beatles in my young age in Korea through my tiny radio, I was hooked, as it happens, I was one of the very first team , work with EMI & WEA licence holder Korean Record company ( OASIS) in early 1970. We were rare species in the man's business world in Korea then ( we were the first women only managers), sold a lots of Beatles, Eagles albums. Who wouldn't or couldn't?
We were the  new frontier to setting a trend of world music in Korea , have to choose album. song to promote in Korean Market, Good old days!

Paid £2 entrance fee and get into the dark space , finally Fab Four Drum set was on the stage but not the Beatles song , Pink Floyd numbers loudly came out, why not Yesterday, Hey Jude or any ?
Finally my beloved a few the Beatles songs were sang, not good (singing) but it was memorable by sitting in the dark, smelly Cavern, rather enjoyed thinking of our days of young and carefree.
Can not help thinking, if John Lennon is here now.
Here ,this unremarkable dinge dark basement made a history of Pop Music, how cool is it?

We had a good day out in Liverpool, Chagall. The Beatles and even Fish & chips!!

Albert dock, Liverpool

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