ASTANA – January 16 is declared as the World Beatles Day. This holiday was set in 2001 by UNESCO and is timed to the opening date of the Cavern club in Liverpool that from 1960 onwards had been the mainstay of the Beatles’ performances after their tours in Hamburg.
It is said that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were polishing their talent here, thus becoming the place for the assembling of the pop group fans. The global popularity of the Liverpool Four remains strong to this day. In 2010, their Revolver album was listed among the ten best rock albums of all time. In Kazakhstan, the majority of the Beatles’ fans live in Almaty, where even the bronze sculpture of the band was installed at the side of the well-traveled tourist site on the Kok Tobe mountain.
There are quite a few Beatles fans in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan as well. At the “Ramada Plaza Astana” hotel, an Abai Road Music Club was opened, where on the Beatles Day a concert was organized with the participation of the “Black Pelican” vocal group, who performed the most famous songs of the Fab Four.