HARD DAYS NIGHT HOTEL
BAR FOUR, HARD DAYS NIGHT HOTEL, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
PAUL’S PAINTINGS OF THE BEATLES ADORN THE WALLS IN THE HARD DAYS NIGHT HOTEL — BAR FOUR SALON – PHOTOGRAPHY BY TALA NICOLE MAILLOT YGARTUA
The building is a handsome old office block from 1884, Liverpool’s Victorian prime as a port and commercial hub; the polished granite pillars speak abjectly of lost prosperity. As a child I walked past often. There were the City gents’ shops, preferred by the Beatles and the sophisticated young manager Brian Epstein: a tailor, a barber shop, a wine-merchant. But then they all closed down. On the corner is Mathew Street, where for years the Cavern stood derelict.
Recently, we stayed at the wonderful Hard Days Night Hotel, an important heritage building dating back to the 18OO’s. The determination and work involved to attain this building was not easy, but it was next to the Cavern Club and for this reason a perfect location for locals and visitors worldwide to come and celebrate and enjoy the artwork and the music of THE INCREDIBLE FOUR. It is in the prime area, downtown Liverpool, next to the Cavern Club and leads right into Liverpool One and then onto the Albert Docks and Museum area.
“First time I bumped into Lennon was at the Crack pub opposite the Liverpool Art College. At the time, there was a drinking contest going on and the guys were able to drink a pint of beer in 3.5 seconds; John and I both agreed that we wouldn’t be able to do that. After my first encounter with Lennon, we met at the Cavern Club many times during their lunch hour sessions. During their break we would go for a beer at the Grapes, just across the street, often George and Paul and the gang would come as well. I had the number 3 membership of the Cavern that year.
This was my first year at the Liverpool Art College and it was the last year at the college for John. As I knew Lennon in the 6O’s it is particularly meaningful when I paint him, taking me back to an extraordinary passage in my life.This was my first year at the Liverpool Art College and it was the last year at the college for John. I often went ahead to save a seat at The Grapes for the group as there was no drinking at the Cavern. The music was great, we all knew at that time that they would make it big, even though they had to go to Germany before it all happened.” P.Ygartua
B E A T L E S A R T
FANTASTIC NEW ARTWORK OF THE FAB FOUR
Edited by LINDA WEBB & JEFFREY WEBB FIRST EDITION, 2OO6
FANTASTIC NEW ARTWORK OF THE FAB FOUR CONTAINS SOME OF THE BEST NEW ART INSPIRED BY THE BEATLES FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE GLOBE.
Paul was invited by Linda and Jeffrey Webb to participate in this wonderful book Beatles Art and delighted in the opportunity to be included with international top artists from all corners of the Globe. His four studies, John, Paul, George and Ringo are 48x48IN(121X121CM) Acrylic on Canvas — you can view these on — 138, 139, 14O, 141 and an excerpt from Paul’s Cavern CLub days on page 137.
“The Beatles impacted the world like no other musical group or individual in the 2Oth century. With each new album, the group’s creativity expanded the boundaries of popular music in the 1960’s, creating music and lyrics that continue to earn new generations of fans. Even today, as music trends and styles continue to evolve and change, the fascination with Beatle-mania carries on as new fans discover the music and appeal of the Fab Four.
The worldwide popularity of The Beatles continues to inspire creativity in a way that is unparalleled by any other musical group. Their music and persona helped define the 196O’s and inspired not just music, but art from artists of the day who captured the spirit of John, Paul, George and Ringo in their artwork. This inspiration continues: Beatles Art: Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four contains some of the best new art inspired by The Beatles from all
CORNERS OF THE GLOBE.” Excerpt from the front cover inside page and the back page of Beatles Art Edited by Linda & Jeffrey Webb BoxigamiBooks,Illinois
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