New artists mark the Beatles’ first single anniversary at McCartney’s childhood home

The Beatles’ debut single Love Me Do was performed by new artists in the front room where it was written, 60 years on from its release.

The artists wo, selected by the judges, were invited into Sir Paul McCartney’s childhood home in Allerton, Liverpool, to perform covers of the song, which was originally released on 5 May. October 1962.

A photograph showing Sir Paul writing with John Lennon in the same room was also released on the anniversary.

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A photograph featured in Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s new book Mike McCartney’s Early Liverpool at 20 Forthlin Road (Mike McCartney/Genesis Publications/PA)

The photo, taken by Sir Paul’s brother Mike McCartney, was taken in November 1962 and shows Lennon with a guitar as Sir Paul holds the musical notes.

The house, 20 Forthlin Road, is now in the care of the National Trust and has been reconstructed to look exactly as it did when Sir Paul grew up there.

Neo-jazz singer-songwriter Ni Maxine and indie pop group TRAITS were selected by Mike McCartney, music journalist Pete Paphides and representatives of the National Trust to perform in the house.

Performances will be available to watch on the National Trust YouTube channel from Wednesday, and artists will also have the opportunity to record original music at home.

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The Traits performed their cover of Love Me Do at 20 Forthlin Road (Fabio De Paola/PA)

Mike McCartney said: “60 years on, it’s been a pleasure to welcome Ni Maxine and TRAITS to perform here, as they add to the musical history of the house and show everyone incredible creative talent. continue to come from Liverpool’s working class.

“We want our little home to continue to inspire new generations of creatives and I love that the National Trust is making that happen.

“Our message is: something extraordinary can happen wherever you are, with creativity and love. Everyone is welcome here and we hope everyone is inspired here.”

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Ni Maxine said: “It was an honor to be asked to record a version of The Beatles’ debut single Love Me Do, 60 years on, at 20 Forthlin Road, the year I released my debut single Strange. Love.

“Being able to listen to a song that is loved by so many people and reinvent it is an unforgettable experience and I hope it helps the song reach the next generation.”

We want the house to continue to inspire new generations, just as it did for Paul and Mike, whether it’s music, photography, art or writing.Simon Osborne, National Trust Liverpool

Kieran McCarthy, lead singer of TRAITS, said: “Our songwriting and sound were both inspired by what happened here.

“The Beatles are the songwriting bible, every inspiration can be drawn from them in one form or another. Their ingenuity in songwriting inspired modern music as we know it.”

The McCartneys moved to Forthlin Road in 1955 and within a year their mother Mary died, leaving her husband Jim to raise 14-year-old Sir Paul and 12-year-old Mike alone.

Simon Osborne, general manager of the National Trust Liverpool property, said: “The face of pop culture has changed forever because of what happened here at this postwar council house.

“The songs written at Forthlin are the beginning of another world and you can still feel the creative energy flowing from the walls.

“We want the house to continue to inspire new generations, just as it did for Paul and Mike, whether it’s music, photography, art or writing. The places of nature, beauty and history that we care for are for everyone, forever. “

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