Rockin’ and Rollin’ around the world
Travel writer Ed Boitano makes a musical pilgrimage to Liverpool, Bergen and Seattle
The Beatles: The Magical Mystery Tour, Liverpool, UK
Yes, Martha my dear, there really is a Penny Lane. It’s not just a lane, however; it’s also a suburban district in Liverpool. So who, then, is Martha? Why, Paul McCartney’s sheepdog, of course. Oh, yes, didn’t he take her walking in Strawberry Fields? Walking in Strawberry Fields! Come on, wack; Strawberry Fields is a hallucinogenic or a state of mind. There are no real Strawberry Fields! Okay, scouser, this time I got you. Strawberry Field(s) is a Salvation Army children’s home, whose grounds John Lennon would play on as a boy.
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