Albert Dock projection marks Lennon’s 70th

Liverpool's waterfront building will be illuminated with a photograph of John Lennon taken by legendary photographer Bill Zygmant each evening from 9 until 23 October.

The Albert Dock Tenants Business Association, Liverpool City Council, Hard Day's Night Hotel and the Beatles Story have joined forces to create the outdoor projection to mark the start of the John Lennon Tribute Season on Saturday 9 October, the day the former Beatle would have turned 70 years old.

Photographer Zygmant said: "It is incredible to see my work projected onto one of Liverpool's most iconic buildings in celebration of the life of John Lennon. His legacy and his music continue live on in the city and this is a fitting tribute – I'm sure he would have loved it."

The John Lennon Tribute Season will see a number of events taking place across the city and is regarded as being a key event for the city's tourist economy.

The season of events is being led by the Beatles Story and a team including the official tourist board for the city region, The Mersey Partnership, Liverpool City Council, Cavern City Tours, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Grosvenor's Liverpool One and Hard Days Night Hotel.

Lorraine Rogers, TMP chief executive, said: "The Beatles legacy continues to grow and with each passing year, brings with it a new generation of Beatles and John Lennon fans. Liverpool's Visitor Economy will benefit from the John Lennon Tribute Season – from the rail or airline carriers bringing fans to the city, to the shops, restaurants, bars and hotels all providing hospitality.

"The event also provides an opportunity to showcase the destination to a global audience. It is encouraging to see so many attractions, venues and organisations come together to produce this programme."

The John Lennon Tribute Season runs from 9 October until 9 December, which is the day after the 30th anniversary of his assassination.

Your Comments

FFS we get it, the beetles came form Liverpool – move on please. By celebrating that JL would have been 70, surely suggests that even the council recognise that they are hanging their hat on a decaying edifice of cultural relevance.

the la’s where better anyway.

By boy wonder

I can understand your point of view but would The La’s have existed without The Beatles? I think Liverpool needs brand Beatles like Memphis needs Elvis, especially the hotels and tourist sites.

By Graham

Thank you very much! I agree with you Graham

By Elvis

i just feel Liverpool has so much more to offer – to me it would be more relevant to celebrate the social impact of Brookside or even holyoaks than the beatles; whos early music was defined by the city and unfortunately has ended up defining Liverpool.

Even Manchester dosnt use the memory of Tony Wilson as much.

By boy wonder

Even in my sleepy Friday afternoon state, I had to read that line again. "Surely Hollyoaks or Brookside more so than Lennon". WHAT!?! Liverpool and Liverpudlians are proud of their heritage (of which the Beatles is a huge part). The good thing is that whilst we remember, we still move forward in other areas. Hollyoaks…!!

By Merseyman

The fact is Lennon and the Beatles were the biggest band in the world ever and this fact brings thousands of tourists to Liverpool each year. The Council would be barmy not to capitalise on this and yeah Brookside was great but please!

By daveyg

…isn’t Hollyoaks Chester anyway?

By funkygibbon

Can’t believe you’re even mentioning these TV shows in the same breath as one of most influential people to have stepped foot on planet earth. So Lennon might not be a perfect role model but at least his voice is one that reached millions – and still does – and Liverpool are sticking his face on the side of this building to simply say: "hey, look over here. This is where John came from, why not look around and see what else there is!" Simples. And I don’t think Lee ‘There She Goes’ Mavers is someone that people from, say, Utah is going to know about! Tony Wilson also! All he ever did was encourage a drug scene in Manchester. Hardly good work is it!

By Lennon fan

RIP: John Lennon

By Beatles fan

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