Paul McCartney’s childhood home is made available to songwriters
Sir Paul McCartney’s childhood home in Liverpool opens its doors to budding musicians.
Paul, 79, and his brother Mike McCartney, 78, grew up in the terraced house at 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton, and the National Trust, which owns the modest property, is giving budding musicians the chance to get into the he place where McCartney and the late John Lennon began their songwriting partnership.
As part of the Forthlin Sessions, musicians are invited to write and perform inside the house.
All to celebrate Macca’s 80th birthday in June and the 60th anniversary of the Beatles hit ‘Love Me Do’, which was written by the couple in the living room.
The property was designed to look like it did when they lived there as children.
Mike said: “Hopefully some of the magic rubs off on them.”
He added: ‘I was 12 when my mum died and my dad had to raise two boys so the house was in a terrible state.
“If you took a bath, you were joined by the ceiling because all the paint was peeling off.
“The chair springs came out and tore our clothes to shreds.”
Paul McCartney previously revealed that he loves recording in the bathroom because of the excellent acoustics.
Former Scaffold star Mike recalled: “You could hear them creating the songs. I would be in another room and I would hear them composing.
“Our child was playing music all over the house, including the bathroom.”
Any unsigned UK act over the age of 18 can sign up to be chosen by Mike to take part in the Forthlin Sessions by going to www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
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