The Forthlin sessions

Premiering June 18th for Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday is this video from the former McCartney home in Forthlin Road, Liverpool.

Four new artists perform their songs inspired by the music of the Beatles at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool – the house where Sir Paul McCartney grew up and helped form the Beatles. In this video, you can watch performances from Serena Ittoo, HUMM, Emily Theodora and Dullan. These performers have all written songs inspired by the legacy of the Beatles.

The final performance is from former Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts students Jan Holberg and his band, who were given special permission from Sir Paul McCartney to perform a cover of his song ‘ My Valentine ‘.

The performances took place in the front room and Paul McCartney’ s childhood bedroom.

2022 is an important year for Beatles fans. It’s Sir Paul McCartney’s 80th birthday, 60 years since ‘Love Me Do’ became their first single, and 65 years since a teenage Paul first met a young John Lennon. To celebrate these anniversaries and the place where it all began, we’re bringing music inspired by the Beatles back to this historic house.

Many early Beatles hits were written at 20 Forthlin Road, including ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ and ‘Love Me Do’. The house is now being looked after by the National Trust, as well as the childhood home of John Lennon, Mendips in Liverpool.

To learn more about the Beatles’ childhood homes and The Forthlin Sessions, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk.

We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. Everyone can get involved, everyone can make a difference. Nature, beauty, history. For everyone, for ever. You can donate to us at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/donate

As you know, Paul McCartney only went back to the house once, in James Corden’s show, “Carpool Karaoke” in 2018. However, Stella McCartney just posted this photo in celebration of her dad’s birthday, showing Paul outside the house in Forthlin Road in 2021, when he was in Liverpool for a family get together.

2 Responses

  1. G.D. Wilde says:

    With all respect for these musicians, but I don’t think any of them captured the true Lennon-McCartney spirit of songwriting while there 😉

  2. leondonaruma says:

    Very good songs! Great material. Thanks

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