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20 Forthlin Road

One of several homes lived in by (Sir) Paul's family. It was the last he lived in before fame took over, his family moving to Heswall, Wirral, by 1964. 20 Forthlin Road was purchased by the National Trust in November 1995, and was the first house the Trust had acquired which had an association with modern popular culture.

Paul was living here when he first met John, later rehearsing here with the Beatles, and where many of the Beatles early songs were written, amongst which were 'Love Me Do' and 'I Saw Her Standing There.'

'Please Please Me,' 'I Call Your Name' and 'I'll Get You' were written at John's Home, Mendips. 'Please Please Me' reached No.1 in 1963 and the Beatles were later photographed at Forthlin Road. They played at the Cavern for the last time on 3rd August this same year.

Scaffold group
Paul's brother, Mike, met John Gorman and poet Roger McGough in the early 1960s, before the Beatles rose to fame, and formed the Scaffold group, Mike changing his name to Mike McGear.

MBE award
In 1965 the Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire). In 1969 John Lennon returned his medal in protest at the Vietnam War.

Knighthood
In December 1996 Paul McCartney, MBE, was awarded his knighthood for helping to revolutionise pop music, which was presented to him at Buckingham Palace on 11th March 1997. Sir Paul dedicated his knighthood to fellow Beatles George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and the people of Liverpool. Aides said: "He won't be calling himself 'Sir Paul.'




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20 Forthlin Road
Acquired by the National
Trust in 1995.

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