Beatles: Musicians get chance to play in Sir Paul McCartney’s former home

Sir Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday is to be marked in his former home with a performance by new musicians, the National Trust has announced.

Sir Paul forged his partnership with John Lennon at his home on Forthlin Road, Liverpool, and they wrote several of the band’s early hits at the house.

The charity, which owns the site, said it was inviting new acts to write and perform there to “spark creativity”.

Sir Paul’s brother, Mike, said he hoped “some of the magic rubs off on them”.

The performer, who will help choose the artists who will mark Sir Paul’s birthday in June, said 20 Forthlin Road was a “special house”, where their father had given him a drum kit and banjo and his brother a guitar, because he saw music as a way out of poverty.

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