John - Paul - George - Ringo - Cilla Black - Ken Dodd - Billy Fury - Wayne Rooney - William Gladstone

Notable People from Liverpool - Liverpool City Region


The delightful Frankie Vaughan with Marilyn Monroe Liverpool has a rich history of creating some of the most influential people, from a special band of musicians, to global sporting institutions, when it comes to producing notable people of importance, the city is the epicentre for the region, the country and indeed the world.
One particular topic of interest that springs to mind whenever anyone thinks of Liverpool is music, hardly surprising really, that in 2001, the Guinness Book of Records declared Liverpool to be the "City of Pop". The sheer volume of number one singles that have emerged from Liverpool is phenomenal. From the moment the record charts began, people from Liverpool have been ever present.
The first ever British solo singer to top the UK Singles Chart was Liverpool's very own Lita Roza, with her 1953 hit, "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?". She was reluctant to release the popular novelty song, even vowing to never play it again. She was so much more than a novelty act, she was an exceptional Jazz singer that was voted the "Favourite Female Vocalist" for four consecutive years in the "New Musical Express Poll" between 1951 and 1955. She was also the first female vocalist to top the UK singles chart and the first person from Liverpool. In 2001, she became the first act to appear on the "Liverpool Wall of Fame" outside the world famous Cavern Club. Elton John remarked in 2006, "We just don't make singers like Lita Roza anymore", such was her unique style and eternal appeal.
Next up on the now famous "Liverpool Wall of Fame" was Mr Moonlight himself, the incredible Frankie Vaughan. The Honorary Fellow was a popular act during the fifties and sixties, with over 30 UK hits during that time. He was a talented singer and a star of the movies too, even starring alongside Marilyn Monroe in the 1960 hit film "Let's Make Love".
Other stars on the wall include a long list of singers and bands like, Michael Holliday, Cilla Black, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, Ken Dodd, The Scaffold, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Dead or Alive, Sonia, The Lightning Seeds, Atomic Kitten and Heidi Range.
The illuminating wall of fame glistens with musical acts past and present, shining like a beacon of music to the stars. Undoubtably the brightest act of all from Liverpool was the most famous and most successful band in the world. Liverpool's The Beatles on tour in America Mention Liverpool and it's almost a cliché to say, The Beatles. They are the biggest musical act in history. They've had more number one albums and number one singles in the UK than any other act. They are the best-selling music artists in the United States. It's hard not to bang The Beatles drum, their musical legacy is without question one of the biggest plus points for this beautiful city of ours. Any city anywhere in the world would be proud to have them as their own.
On the political sphere, Liverpool has claim to the most prominent English Prime Minister of them all. William Ewart Gladstone was Prime Minister no less than four times during the 19th century, a feat unparalleled in the countries long history. He was 84 when he last resigned the post, making him the oldest UK Prime Minister in a career that spanned over sixty years in politics. He began life as a High Tory, opposing the abolition of slavery, an early political stance that has rightfully no doubt diminished his credibility in modern times. While he may of ultimately been against slavery in his later years, his early approach was one of compensation for the slave owners, like his slave owning father, rather than that of the slaves themselves. Thankfully, his ideology did change throughout his time in politics though. He became a Conservative in 1834, a Peelite in 1846 and eventually a Liberal in 1859. As a Liberal, he was a staunch supporter of the working classes and an opponent of the colonization of Africa. His reforms brought about a change in the voting system to include the working class vote, albeit a solely male one. He also lobbied for the freedom of Ireland from the United Kingdom. Gladstone, whilst tarnished by his earlier ideologies, is renowned for improving rights of the working classes and is considered by most historians to be the father of the modern day Labour party. Liverpool's critically acclaimed singer Rebecca Ferguson in Milan He will forever be famous for his verbal showdowns with his feircest rival, the Conservative Leader Benjamin Disraeli.
Other People in Politics, Activists and Campaigners include: the working class heroine, battling Bessie Braddock; High ranking diplomat Dame Maeve Fort; Women's rights campaigners Anne Clough, Eleanor Rathbone and Kate Sheppard; Edwina Currie; David Hanson; Canadian human rights politician Gus Harris; Prominent socialist Derek 'Degsy' Hatton; Trade unionists Jack Jones and James Larkin; Leading abolitionist of the slave trade William Roscoe and Robert Morris, who was one of only two people to sign all three significant founding documents of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the US Constitution.
Some of the many brave War Heroes from Liverpool are: the Major General Ernest Wright Alexander, Charles Anderson, Ace pilot Captain Clive Beverley Glynn and William Ratcliffe.
On the topic of Academics, the city's nurtured great minds like: Princeton University's Mathematical genius John Conway, Philanthropist and social researcher Charles Booth, Physicist Richard Glazebrook, The transit of Venus astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks, Economist and logician William Stanley Jevons, History Professor Frank McDonough, Philosophy of the Mind and clinical neuroscientist Raymond Tallis and Architect Alfred Waterhouse, whose work includes Liverpool University's Victoria Building, Manchester's Town Hall and the Natural History Museum in London.
In the Arts, there are plenty of Actors from as far back as the 18th century to the present day, like: Brookside's Gladys Ambrose, Jennifer Ellison, Alex Fletcher, Michael J. Jackson, Sue Jenkins, Gillian Kearney, Simon O'Brien, Philip Olivier, Ray Quinn, Michael Starke, Sunetra Sarker, Dean Sullivan and Claire Sweeney; Dr Who stars Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen and Paul McGann; the latter from the famous Liverpool family, including Joe McGann, Mark McGann and Stephen McGann; Peter Adamson; Jean Alexander; Michael Angelis; Avril Angers; Tom Bell; Leanne Best; Gary Bleasdale; Antony Booth; Doug Bradley; David Burke; Megan Burns; Malandra Burrows; Peggy Carlisle; Katy Carmichael; Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall; Red Dwarf comedy actor Craig Charles; Siblings Angela and Margi Clarke; Bread actress Gilly Coman; Kenneth Cope; Maria Rebecca Davison; Joe Dempsie; Hilary Dwyer; Franklin Dyall; Shaun Evans; Leslie Fenton; Pauline Fleming; Robert Flemyng; Cornelia Frances; Vickie Gates; Liz Gebhardt; Tom Georgeson; John Gregson; Sam Grey; Peter Guinness; Binnie Hale; Antony Hamilton; Harry Potter actors Ian Hart, Jason Isaacs and Clive Swift; Kerrie Hayes; Vida Hope; Lizzie Hopley; Clive Hornby; Amy Jackson; Ken Jones; Ravi Kapoor; Kenneth Kent; Martial Arts Actor Zack Lee; Spencer Leigh; Martin Lev; Natasha Little; Doris Lloyd; Leon Lopez, Aubrey Mallalieu; Tina Malone; Dolores Mantez; Betty Marsden; John Scott Martin; Charles James Mathews; Sharon Maughan; John McArdle, Christian McGaffney; Victor McGuire; Jack McMullen; Nathan McMullen; Patricia Medina; George Melly's younger sister Andrée Melly; Mary Merrall; The Walking Dead actor David Morrissey; Mark Moraghan; Cheryl Murray; Derek Nimmo; Terry O'Neill; Phina Oruche; Brian Oulton; Frank Pettingell; Alexandra Pigg; John Robinson; Anne Rogers; Norman Rossington; Rising Damp star Leonard Rossiter; Annie Russell; Helen Ryan; The Guns of Navarone Hollywood actress Gia Scala; Liverpool's Jeremiah Horrocks making history as he records the transit of Venus Actor and voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars Peter Serafinowicz; Gerald Sim; Barry Sloane; Edward Askew Sothern; Magda Szubanski; Acclaimed Shirley Valentine actress Alison Steadman; Kelly-Marie Stewart; David Swift; Liza Tarbuck; Adult filmstar Tanya Tate; World record-breaking thespian and writer Brandon Thomas; "The Leaving of Liverpool" star Christine Tremarco; Doctor Zhivago actress Rita Tushingham; Cathy Tyson was brought up in Liverpool from the age of 2; Frederick Volpe; Janet Webb; Two-time Oscar nominated actress Dame May Whitty; Leonard Williams; Dame Judi Dench's late husband Michael Williams; Scot Williams; Julian Wintle; Mark Womack; Matilda "Mrs John Wood" Vining; Sir Charles Wyndham; two-time Laurence Olivier Award nominated Michael Xavier; David Yip; Jeremy Young and Ozzie Yue.
Inspiring Writers, Authors, Journalists, Presenters, Screenwriters, TV and Film Directors from Liverpool include: novelist Blanche Atkinson; Clive Barker; Alan Bleasdale; Ramsey Campbell; James Corbett; Filmmaker Terence Davies; Music author Paul Du Noyer; Mersey Beat newspaper creator Bill Harry; Children's fantasy novelist Brian Jacques; Author singer-songwriter and computer scientist Stan Kelly-Bootle; Agnostic philosopher Sir Anthony Kenny; Liver Birds and Bread writer Carla Lane; Merchant Navy novelist Frank Laskier; Theatre playwright Fred Lawless; Pop Idol and American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe; Cracker writer Jimmy McGovern; Sea story novelist Lieutenant Commander Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat; Writers Fidelis Morgan, Margaret Murphy, Chris Shepherd, Lynda La Plante, Mal Young, James Hanley, Heidi Thomas, Anthony Shaffer and Peter Shaffer; CNN Presenter Richard Quest; Author Ken Robinson; Broadcaster and author Robert Robinson; Jazz star, writer and art critic George Melly; West End Theatre supremo and Everton FC Chairman Bill Kenwright; Legendary newsreader Peter Sissons and the Oscar nominated writer of "A Hard Day's Night", Alun Owen, who was brought up in Liverpool from the age of 8, having moved from Wales.
Sticking with the Arts, notable Poets and Artists are: Cartoonist Harry Hanan; Artists Paul Rooney and George Stubbs; Poets Felicia Hemans, Brian Patten, Levi Tafari and Edward Rushton, who was another staunch opponent of the slave trade and also the founder of the oldest continuous school for the blind in the world, the Liverpool School for the Blind.
On the lighter side of the city are funny comedians like: Arthur Askey; Mitch Benn; John Bishop; Stan Boardman; Les Dennis; All-round entertainer Ken Dodd; Phoenix Nights star Neil Fitzmaurice; Tommy Handley; Emmy Award-winning Alexei Sayle; Freddie Starr; Jimmy Tarbuck; Robb Wilton and Philanthropist Ricky Tomlinson, who unselfishly donated £1 million to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in 2010.
Business Tycoons and Entrepreneurs from the city include: the former Director-General of the BBC John Birt, Shipping Pioneer Colonel Frank Bustard, Music entrepreneur and the manager of The Beatles Brian Epstein, Inventor of Meccano and Hornby Model Railways Frank Hornby, Legendary solicitor and philanthropist Rex Makin, Former Tesco CEO Terry Leahy, Founder of Juice FM radio presenter Janice Long, Liverpool's music entrepreneur Brian Epstein Former chief executive of The Football Association Brian Barwick and John Hulley, the founder and first chairman of the "National Olympian Association", which became the "British Olympic Association" in 1905.
On the topic of sport, the city of Liverpool is on the top podium for success. In football, the city has won more English League titles than any other. Both Everton and Liverpool football clubs have a combined total of 27 league titles. The amount of talented footballers that the city has produced throughout the years is absolutely outstanding.
Footballers that have all played in the top-flight of English football include: Gary Ablett, John Aldridge, Len Ashurst, Ron Atkinson, John Bailey, Benjamin Baker, Joe Baker, Bob Balmer, Jack Balmer, Billy Balmer, Ross Barkley, Stuart Barlow, Paul Beesley, Jack Bentley, Arthur Berry, Steve Berry, Peter Billing, Ian Bishop, Phil Boersma, Brian Borrows, Harry Bradshaw, Michael Branch, John Brearley, Tom Bromilow, Derek Brownbill, Tyias Browning, David Burke, Karen Burke, Gerry Byrne, Ian Callaghan, Bobby Campbell, Denise Campbell, Larry Carberry, Willie Carlin, Jesse Carver, Jimmy Case, Stephen Clemence, Conor Coady, Tony Coleman, Steve Coppell, Jack Cox, Aaron Cresswell, Scott Dann, Neil Danns, Stephen Darby, Frank D'Arcy, Terry Darracott, Fred Davies, Joe Dickson, Cyril Done, Terry Donovan, Jimmy Dugdale, Toni Duggan, Albert Dunlop, Dennis Evans, Tony Evans, Joe Fagan, David Fairclough, Jon Flanagan, Adam Forshaw, Michael Forsyth, Robbie Fowler, Joe Gallagher, Mick Gannon, Howard Gayle, John Gidman, Ronny Goodlass, Tony Grant, Alex Greenwood, Bryan Griffiths, Wally Halsall, Adam Hammill, George Hannah, Stan Harland, Alan Harper, Colin Harvey, Nick Henry, Alan Hignett, Craig Hignett, Harry Hitchen, Bryan Hughes, Darren Hughes, Laurie Hughes, Mark Hughes, Wally Hughes, Colin Irwin, Francis Jeffers, Phil Jevons, Paul Jewell, David Johnson, Bobby Jones, Dave Jones, Tommy Jones, Amy Kane, Albert Keary, Tony Kelly, Billy Kenny, Billy Kenny Jr, George Kirby, Brian Labone, John Lacy, Chris Lawler, Ryan Ledson, Sammy Lee, Harry Leyland, Paul Lodge, Mick Lyons, Aiden Maher, Joe Maloney, Mo Marley, Mike Marsh, Ian Marshall, Alvin Martin, John McAlle, Jay McEveley, Roy McFarland, Paul McGregor, Kevin McLeod, Steve McManaman, Tony McNamara, Jimmy Melia, George Molyneux, Neil Moore, Ronnie Moran, John Morrissey, Johnny Morrissey, Dennis Mortimer, Derek Mountfield, Ken Mulhearn, Andy Mutch, Mike Newell, Ian Nolan, Kevin Nolan, Bradley Orr, Jon Otsemobor, Terry Owen, Louis Page, Tom Page, Stan Palk, Nikita Parris, Steve Peplow, Darren Potter, Natalie Preston, Micky Quinn, Steve Redmond, Neill Rimmer, Jack Roberts, Neil Robinson, Billy Rodaway, Wayne Rooney, Jordan Rossiter, Joe Royle, Colin Russell, Robert James Savage, Peter Scott, Les Shannon, Stuart Shaw, Mike Sheron, Danny Shone, David Smith, Derek Smith, Tommy Smith, Frank Soo, Eddie Spicer, Harry Storer, Archie Styles, Jimmy Tansey, Ryan Taylor, Ted Taylor, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Derek Temple, Anthony Thomas, Max Thompson, Mark Ward, Alex Watson, Dave Watson, Henry Welfare, John Welsh, Fern Whelan, Billy White, Alan Whittle, William Wildman, Bob Wilson, Peter Withe, Colin Woodthorpe, Billy Wright, Stephen Wright, Tommy Wright, Eddie Youds and Max Woosnam.
The latter was another all-round sportsman from the Liverpool city region, having played football at the highest level, he also played Cricket, Golf, Snooker, Tennis and Table Tennis at a professional level too. In fact, Max Woosnam was a Master Sportsman, his achievements are quite remarkable. Britain's Greatest Ever Sportsman Max Woosnam from Liverpool As a footballer, he played at the highest level in England, even winning a cap for the national team in 1922. As a Cricketer, he was an international player contesting five Test matches for England, also scoring a Century at Lord's Cricket Ground. In Tennis, he Captained the British Davis Cup Team, won the Wimbledon Grand Slam Doubles, as well as a Silver and a Gold Medal at the 1920 Olympics. In Golf, he was a scratch golfer, meaning he had an incredible handicap of zero. In Snooker, he also achieved a maximum 147 break. Such was his sporting prowess, he once beat the famous comedy actor Charlie Chaplin at Table Tennis, with just a butter knife. Max Woosnam was born in Liverpool and is referred to as "Britain's Greatest Ever Sportsman".
Other sports stars to grace their chosen fields include: Wimbledon and French Open doubles tennis champion Angela Buxton, Wimbledon doubles tennis champion Jonathan Marray; World Champion Professional Boxers like John Conteh, Peter Culshaw, Derry Mathews, Shea Neary, Tony Bellew, Callum Smith and Paul Smith; UFC fighters Terry Etim and Paul Sass; BDO World Champion and Two-time World Masters Darts Champion Stephen 'The Bullet' Bunting; Two-time British Motorcycle Racing Champion Peter Craven; British National Road Race Champion Cyclist Doug Dailey; Five-time Irish National Champion Cyclist Matt Brammeier; World Taekwondo Champion Bianca Walkden; Winter Olympic Figure Skaters Anthony Holles and Joyce Coates, who both won the British Championships four consecutive times between 1956 and 1959; Multi-Athletic Gold Medalists Allyn Condon and Annie Speirs; Olympic Swimmers like Gold Medalist Stephen Parry and former 100 metre freestyle World record holder Daisy Curwen; International Cricketers Morice Bird, Ken Cranston, Frank Garnett, Harold Garnett, Thomas Routledge, Gerald Sanderson and Allan Gibson Steel; International Rugby League player Alf Ellaby; International Rugby Union players Raymond Bark-Jones, Tom Brophy, Ben Kay, Andy Ripley and Tim Stimpson; World Snooker Champion John Parrott and record-breaking Major League Baseball player Tom Brown.
The list of notable people from this city is quite simply breath-taking, covering all aspects of life, reaching all four corners of the earth. Very few city's in the world have influenced the globe in such a way.
There is certainly something special in the water here in Liverpool.


The Beatles Legend John Lennon from Liverpool

John Lennon

Musician - Songwriter - Peace Activist

John Lennon was born at Oxford Street's Liverpool Maternity Hospital in 1940. He rose to worldwide fame as a member and co-founder of "The Beatles", the best-selling band in history, with an estimated 1 billion records worldwide. After the world's most successful band split up, John Lennon went on to become a critically acclaimed solo artist, producing iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance", "Working Class Hero" and "Imagine".

Chronology Year
Born at Liverpool Maternity Hospital in Oxford Street during the Liverpool Blitz 1940
Forms the Quarrymen with several of his friends 1956
He writes his first song "Hello Little Girl" 1958
His mother is tragically killed crossing the road 1958
Changed the name of The Quarrymen to The Beatles 1960
The Beatles debut at the Cavern Club in Liverpool 1961
The Beatles take on Brian Epstein as their manager 1961
Marries Cynthia Powell who he met at the Liverpool College of Art 1962
Julian Lennon is born in Liverpool 1963
The Beatles start their first American tour to rapturous applause and screaming 1964
The Beatles break the record with seven No.1 US singles in a year 1964
Awarded an MBE for his services to music 1965
Angers religious people in the US for saying they're more popular than Jesus 1966
Meets Yoko Ono at an art show previewing her work 1966
Marries Yoko and protests against the Vietnam War with a "Bed-In for Peace" 1969
Records his anti-war movement "Give Peace a Chance" 1969
Returns his MBE in protest of Britain's support for the Vietnam War 1969
The Beatles break-up after 10 years of unprecedented success 1970
Wins an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for "Let It Be" 1971
Records his legendary anthem for peace "Imagine" 1971
The Nixon administration's attempt to deport him due to his power of influence 1972
His second son Sean Ono Taro Lennon is born in New York 1975
The US Court of Appeals overturns his deportation order 1976
John Lennon is assassinated outside his home in New York 1980
FBI admits it had 281 pages of files on Lennon 1980
His "Double Fantasy" album wins the Grammy Award for 'Album of the Year' 1981
Posthumously wins the BRIT Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Music' 1982
Historian Jon Wiener sues the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act 1983
Inducted into the "Songwriters Hall of Fame" 1987
Inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" as a member of The Beatles 1988
Honoured as a 'Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame' 1988
Inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" as a solo artist 1994
Liverpool Airport is renamed "Liverpool John Lennon Airport" in his honour 2001
Voted the 8th Greatest Briton of All Time in a BBC Poll 2002
Ranked as the 5th "Greatest Singer of All Time" by Rolling Stone magazine 2003


The Beatles Legend Paul McCartney from Liverpool

Sir Paul McCartney

Musician - Songwriter - Animal Rights Campaigner

Paul McCartney was born at Liverpool's Walton Hospital in 1942. He was a member of 'The Beatles', the best-selling band in history, with an estimated 1 billion records worldwide. McCartney is recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, he is credited with more UK number ones songs than any other artist. He has won 60 gold discs, 43 with the Beatles and 17 with 'The Wings'.

Chronology Year
Born in Liverpool's Walton Hospital 1942
Joins John Lennon's band The Quarrymen 1957
The Beatles debut at the Cavern Club in Liverpool 1961
The Beatles take on Brian Epstein as their manager 1961
The Beatles start their first American tour to rapturous applause and screaming 1964
The Beatles break the record with seven No.1 US singles in a year 1964
Awarded an MBE for his services to music 1965
Meets photographer Linda Eastman at a rhythm and blues concert 1967
Marries Linda Eastman in a civil ceremony at a Registry Office in London 1969
The Beatles break-up after 10 years of unprecedented success 1970
His second child Stella Nina McCartney was born in London 1971
Wins an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for "Let It Be" 1971
Forms the band 'Paul McCartney and Wings' with his wife Linda 1971
Wings No.1 song "Mull of Kintyre" becomes the best selling single in UK history 1977
His third child James Louis McCartney was born in London 1977
Recognised as the "Most Honoured Composer and Performer in Music" 1979
The Wings go out on a high with their final song No.1 US single "Coming Up" 1981
Earns his 32nd US No.1 single with "Say Say Say" 1983
Inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" as a member of The Beatles 1988
Founds the "Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts" university 1990
Along with his wife become advocates of animal rights 1991
His wife Linda McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer 1995
Knighted by the Queen for his services to music 1997
His loving wife Linda McCartney dies of cancer in Arizona aged just 56 1998
Inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" as a solo artist 1999
Fellowship into the "British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors" 2000
Marries anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills 2002
His fourth child Beatrice Milly McCartney was born in London 2002
Wins a BRIT Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Music' 2008
Awarded an "Honorary Doctor of Music" degree from Yale University 2008
Recognise as the "Most Successful Songwriter" by Guinness World Records 2009
Marries Nancy Shevell after his divorce three years earlier 2011
Awarded a "Gershwin Prize" for his contributions to popular music 2010
"Kennedy Center Honors" for lifetime of contributions to American culture 2010
Honoured as a 'Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame' 2012
Awarded a "Légion d'Honneur" for his services to music 2012
Honoured as the "MusiCares Person of the Year" 2012
Earns his 33rd UK No.1 single with "Pipes of Peace" 2014


The Beatles Legend George Harrison from Liverpool

George Harrison

Musician - Songwriter - Humanitarian Activist

George Harrison was born in 1943 at his home in Wavertree, Liverpool. He was the lead guitarist of 'The Beatles', the best-selling band in history, with an estimated 1 billion records worldwide. After The Beatles, Harrison released several best-selling singles and albums as a solo performer. He was involved in humanitarian and political activism throughout his life, establishing and advocating many humanitarian charities.

Chronology Year
Born in his home at 12 Arnold Grove in the Wavertree suburb of Liverpool 1943
Invited to join The Quarrymen 1958
The Beatles debut at the Cavern Club in Liverpool 1961
The Beatles take on Brian Epstein as their manager 1961
The Beatles start their first American tour to rapturous applause and screaming 1964
The Beatles break the record with seven No.1 US singles in a year 1964
Awarded an MBE for his services to music 1965
The Beatles break-up after 10 years of unprecedented success 1970
Wins an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for "Let It Be" 1971
Honoured by UNICEF with the "Child Is the Father of Man" award 1972
5 weeks at No.1 in the US with his solo album "Living in the Material World" 1973
Founds the "Material World Charitable Foundation" 1973
Met Olivia Trinidad Arias at the Dark Horse offices in Los Angeles 1974
His only child Dhani Harrison was born in Berkshire 1978
Marries Olivia Trinidad Arias at a Registry Office in Oxfordshire 1978
Formed the film production and distribution company 'HandMade Films' 1978
HandMade Films produce the Monty Python's film "Life of Brian" 1979
Produces "The Long Good Friday" starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren 1980
Inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" as a member of The Beatles 1988
He became the first recipient of the "Billboard Century Award" 1992
He was diagnosed with throat cancer 1997
Stabbed in his London home by a deranged man claiming to be sent by God 1999
He dies of cancer in Los Angeles aged just 58 2001
"Marwa Blues" wins a Grammy Award for 'Best Pop Instrumental Performance' 2004
Inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" as a solo artist 2004
Honoured as a 'Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame' 2009
Film released by Martin Scorsese about Harrison "Living in the Material World" 2011
Posthumously awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the Grammy's 2015


The Beatles Legend Ringo Starr from Liverpool

Ringo Starr

Musician - Songwriter - Peace Activist

Richard Starkey was born in 1940 at his home in the Dingle area of Liverpool. He was the lead drummer for 'The Beatles', the best-selling band in history, with an estimated 1 billion records worldwide. Ringo enjoyed success as a solo artist, with number one hits in the US and successful collaborations with many world renowned stars. He's also been described by movie industry professionals as an absolute natural actor.

Chronology Year
Born in his home at 9 Madryn Street in the Dingle suburb of Liverpool 1940
He contracts peritonitis causing him to fall into a coma for three days 1947
Admitted into Liverpool's Myrtle Street Children's Hospital for a year 1947
Joins what would become one of Liverpool's leading bands the 'Hurricanes' 1959
Went to Germany with his band recieving top-billing over 'The Beatles' 1960
Performs with The Beatles during a few stand-in engagements 1960
Officially joins The Beatles replacing Pete Best as the new drummer 1962
Met Maureen Cox at The Cavern Club in her home town of Liverpool 1963
The Beatles start their first American tour to rapturous applause and screaming 1964
The Beatles break the record with seven No.1 US singles in a year 1964
Marries Maureen Cox at a Registry Office in London 1965
Awarded an MBE for his services to music 1965
His first child Zak Richard Starkey was born in London 1965
His second child Jason Starkey was born in London 1967
The Beatles break-up after 10 years of unprecedented success 1970
His third child Lee Starkey was born in London 1970
Plays the drums on Lennon's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 1970
Plays the drums on Harrison's album "All Things Must Pass" 1970
Wins an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for "Let It Be" 1971
Stars alongside Billy Fury in the hit film "That'll Be the Day" 1973
Plays the drums on Harrison's No.1 album "Living in the Material World" 1973
Reaches No.1 in the US with his single "Photograph" co-written by Harrison 1974
Reaches No.1 in the US again with his single "You're Sixteen" 1974
Founded the record label 'Ring O'Records' 1975
Married actress Barbara Bach following his divorce 6 years earlier 1981
Inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" as a member of The Beatles 1988
Wins a Daytime Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series' 1989
Honoured as a 'Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame' 2010
Ranked as the 5th "Greatest Drummer of All Time" by Rolling Stone magazine 2011
He was estimated to be the "Wealthiest Drummer in the World" 2012
Inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" as a solo artist 2015


Liverpool's legendary lovable singing songstress Cilla Black

Cilla Black

Singer - Actress - Presenter

Priscilla White was born and raised in the Scotland Road area of Liverpool. She had an incredible career in showbiz spanning more than 50 years, as a hugely successful singer and a massively popular television presenter. Her 1964 hit "Anyone Who Had a Heart" was the biggest selling UK female single of the sixties. She was one of the most loved characters that Liverpool has ever produced and a real national treasure.

Chronology Year
Born in Vauxhall's Scotland Road area of Liverpool 1943
Performs at the Cavern Club with 'Kingsize Taylor & the Dominoes' 1961
Erroneously named as Cilla Black in the Mersey Beat newspaper by Bill Harry 1961
Introduced to Brian Epstein by John Lennon at the Cavern Club 1963
She auditioned for Brian Epstein with The Beatles playing as back-up 1963
Brian Epstein signs her and suggests the stage name Cilla Black 1963
Releases her debut single "Love of the Loved" written by Lennon & McCartney 1963
Gets her first UK No.1 hit with "Anyone Who Had a Heart" 1964
Gains worldwide success with her second UK No.1 hit "You're My World" 1964
Releases the Top Ten hit single "It's for You" written by Lennon & McCartney 1964
Releases the No.2 hit single "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" 1965
Stars in her own television special "Cilla at the Savoy" 1966
Offered to return to TV in her own show "Cilla" which proved a huge success 1968
Releases the Top Ten hit single "Step Inside Love" written by McCartney 1968
Marries Singer-songwriter and producer Bobby Willis in Liverpool 1969
Releases the UK No.3 hit single "Something Tells Me" 1971
Hosts the comedy show "Cilla's Comedy Six" 1975
"Britain's Top Female Comedy Star" by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain 1975
Hosts the hugely successful light entertainment show "Surprise Surprise" 1984
Hosts the extremely popular dating game show "Blind Date" 1985
Hosts the successful game show "The Moment of Truth" 1998
Starts the first of many appearances on the hit panel show "Loose Women" 2009
Honoured for 50 years in showbiz with "The One & Only Cilla Black" show 2013
Honoured by the British Academy Television Awards with a "Special Award" 2014
ITV pay homage to her with a three-part television drama entitled "Cilla" 2014
She dies in her holiday home in Spain aged just 72 years old 2015


Liverpool's comedy genius Ken Dodd with his tickle sticks

Ken Dodd

Comedian - Singer - Songwriter - Actor

Kenneth Arthur Dodd was born in 1927, in the Knotty Ash district of Liverpool. He is an all-round entertainer, famous for his quick-fire jokes and tickle sticks. Few performers have been in showbiz for as long as Ken Dodd, he has sold-out performances both as a comedian and as a singer. He also created the imaginary world of the 'Diddy Men', making his home district of Liverpool famous at the same time.

Chronology Year
Born in the Knotty Ash area of Liverpool 1927
Makes his first professional show-business debut at Nottingham Empire 1954
Makes his debut at Blackpool Pier alongside acts like Roy Castle 1955
His stand-up comedy style gains him top billing at Blackpool 1958
Releases his first single reaching No.8 in the UK with "Love Is Like a Violin" 1960
Spends 5 weeks at No.1 in the UK selling over 1 million copies with "Tears" 1965
Breaks the London Palladium record for the "Longest Comedy Run" of 42 Weeks 1965
Enters the World Records for the "Longest Ever Joke-telling Session" 1967
Sings "Tears" at the Queen's jubilee celebration on BBC One 1976
Awarded an OBE by the Queen for his services to show business and charity 1982
Made an "Honorary Fellow" of Liverpool John Moores University 1997
His song "Tears" was listed as the UK's 19th best-selling single of all time 2002
Earns the rare honour of a second "An Audience with Ken Dodd" show 2002
Performs his comedy routine at the "Royal Variety Performance" 2006
Honoured with a statue at Liverpool's Lime Street Station 2009
Made an "Honorary Fellow" of the University of Chester 2009
Awarded a "Doctorate of Letters" at University of Chester 2009
Awarded a "Doctorate of Letters" at Liverpool Hope University 2010


Liverpool's multi-award winning actress Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall

Actress - Golden Globe Award Winner

Kim Victoria Cattrall was born in the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool in 1956. She is a world renowned actress that has starred in multiple box office hits. She has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and the prestigious Golden Globe Award, for her portrayal of Samantha Jones in the massive TV hit series "Sex and the City". She has also received four Golden Globe Award nominations and five Emmy Award nominations.

Chronology Year
Born in the Mossley Hill district of Liverpool 1956
Migrates with her Liverpool family to live in Canada 1956
Returns to the UK to attend the "London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art" 1967
Briefly returns to Canada before moving to New York 1972
Graduates from the "American Academy of Dramatic Arts" in New York 1974
Signs a 5 year contract with film director Otto Preminger 1975
Her screen debut in "Rosebud" starring Peter O'Toole & Richard Attenborough 1975
Universal Studios buy out her contract to star in several successful TV shows 1975
Stars alongside Jack Lemmon in his Oscar-nominated film "Tribute" 1980
Stars as Miss Honeywell in the sex comedy box office hit film "Porky's" 1981
Stars as Cadet Karen Thompson in another box office hit film "Police Academy" 1984
Plays Kurt Russell's girlfriend in the action film "Big Trouble in Little China" 1986
Stars in the original Broadway production of "Wild Honey" 1986
Plays the starring role in the successful box office hit "Mannequin" 1987
Plays the iconic Vulcan Valeris in the sci-fi blockbuster hit film "Star Trek VI" 1991
Stars in the multi-award winning TV show "Sex and the City" 1998
Awarded the "Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Award" for "Sex and the City" 1999
Awarded the "Screen Actors Guild Award" for "Sex and the City" 2002
Won a "Golden Globe" for Best Supporting Actress in "Sex and the City" 2003
Awarded the "Screen Actors Guild Award" for "Sex and the City" 2004
Plays Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" at the Playhouse Theatre in Liverpool 2009
Made an "Honorary Fellow" of Liverpool John Moores University 2010
Stars as Amanda in a production of "Private Lives" in Broadway 2011
Honoured with the "Golden Gate Award" at the GLAAD Media Awards 2011
Produces and stars in the award winning dark comedy TV show "Sensitive Skin" 2011


A statue of the music legend Billy Fury

Billy Fury

Musician - Songwriter - Actor

Ronald Wycherley was born in Liverpool's Smithdown Hospital in 1940. Unfortunately, Billy Fury's life and career was cut short from a reoccurring heart condition that had blighted him since he was six. He will forever go down as one of the greatest Rock & Roll legends ever to grace the stage. During the sixties, he spent 332 weeks on the UK charts and had 24 hit singles, a record only equalled by The Beatles.

Chronology Year
Born in the former Smithdown Hospital in Liverpool 1940
Starts work as a deckhand in Liverpool on the tugboat called Formby 1956
Forms a band with his friends jokingly called 'The Formby Sniffle Groop' 1956
Signed by Larry Parnes after appearing at the Essoldo Theatre in Birkenhead 1958
Impresario Parnes adds him to his tour with the stage name "Billy Fury" 1958
Releases his first hit single for Decca Records called "Maybe Tomorrow" 1959
Appears on the first teenage all-music show "Oh Boy!" 1959
Releases the Top Ten hit single "Colette" 1960
Releases his first album "The Sound Of Fury" all uniquely written by himself 1960
Releases the No.3 hit single "Halfway to Paradise" 1961
Releases the No.2 hit single "Jealousy" 1961
Releases the No.5 hit single "I'd Never Find Another You" 1961
Releases the No.5 hit album "Halfway to Paradise" 1961
Releases the No.4 hit single "Last Night Was Made for Love" 1962
Releases the Top Ten hit single "Once Upon a Dream" 1962
Releases the No.3 hit single "Like I've Never Been Gone" 1963
Releases the No.2 hit single "When Will You Say I Love You?" 1963
Releases the No.5 hit single "In Summer" 1963
Releases the Top Ten hit album simply titled "Billy" 1963
Releases the Top Ten hit single "It's Only Make Believe" 1964
Releases the Top Ten hit single "In Thoughts of You" 1965
Stars alongside Ringo Starr in the hit film "That'll Be the Day" 1973
Has 5 songs on the No.1 hit album soundtrack for "That'll Be the Day" 1973
Undergoes a second operation for his reoccurring heart problems 1976
Dies in London from a fatal heart attack aged just 42 years old 1983
A star-studded concert is held in his honour for research into heart disease 1983
The legendary singer is honoured with a statue in Liverpool city centre 2003
His complete collection album is a Top Ten hit called "His Wondrous Story" 2008


England top goalscorer Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Footballer - Record-breaking England Scorer

Wayne Mark Rooney was born in the Croxteth district of Liverpool in 1985. As a youngster, he scored countless goals in the Liverpool junior leagues before signing for Everton Football Club at just nine years old. He broke into the first team at 16 and the national team at 17, much to the delight of his adourning Everton fans. After an incredible Euro 2004 tournament, he handed in a transfer request and left the club.

Chronology Year
Born in the Croxteth area of Liverpool 1985
Plays for Liverpool Schoolboys and scores a record 72 goals in one season 1993
Plays for Copplehouse boy's club and scores 99 goals in one season 1994
Signs for his beloved Everton Football Club aged just 9 years old 1994
Plays for Everton FC under 11's and scores 114 goals in 29 games 1996
Broke into the first team becoming Everton FC's 2nd youngest ever player 2002
Became Everton FC's youngest-ever goalscorer 2002
Became the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history with Everton FC 2002
Voted "BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year" with Everton FC 2002
Wins the Bravo Award as most outstanding young European footballer 2003
Signs a 5 year contract with Everton FC 2003
Became the youngest player to play for England against Austria 2003
Became the youngest player to score for England 2003
Became the youngest scorer in the European Championships history 2004
Named in the Team of the Tournament for Euro 2004 2004
Awarded the Golden Boy Award for England and Everton FC 2004
Leaves Everton FC for Man Utd FC for £25.6 million 2004
Becomes FIFPro World Young Player of the Year 2005
Awarded his second PFA Young Player of the Year 2006
Wins the UEFA Champions League 2008
Wins the FIFA Club World Cup 2008
Wins the Golden Ball at the FIFA Club World Cup 2008
Wins his second League Cup 2010
Becomes the PFA Players' Player of the Year 2010
Awarded his second PFA Fans' Player of the Year 2010
Named in his third PFA Premier League Team of the Year 2010
Awarded the Premier League Player of the Season 2010
Becomes the Football Writers' Player of the Year 2010
Wins his fifth Premier League 2013
Named England International Player of the Year for a third time 2014
Named as Captain of the England national team 2014
Dons an Everton FC shirt again to play in Duncan Ferguson's Testimonial 2015
Becomes England's Highest Goalscorer of All Time 2015


Four time English Prime Minister William Gladstone from Liverpool

William Gladstone

English Prime Minister - Chancellor of the Exchequer

William Ewart Gladstone was born in 1809 at his home in Liverpool. He is the only person to serve as Prime Minister for the United Kingdom on four seperate occasions. At 84 years old, he is the Oldest Serving Prime Minister. The son of a slave owning father, he became a liberal in his later life, though his early years in politics were that of shame, as he was notoriously an opponent of the abolition of slavery in his early years.

Chronology Year
Born in his home at 62 Rodney Street in Liverpool 1809
Joins to the Vicarage of St.Thomas's Church School in Sefton's Seaforth 1816
Joins his older brothers at Eton College in Berkshire 1821
Enrolled at the Oxford University for Classical Studies and Mathematics 1828
He achieves the Double First-Class degree at Oxford 1831
Served as the President of the 'Oxford Union Debating Society' 1831
First elected to Parliament as an MP for Newark 1832
Joins the English barristers Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn 1833
Shamefully opposes the abolition of slavery and factory legislation 1833
Outrageously helped his slave owning father obtain a cash reimbursement 1834
He marries Catherine Glynne later having eight children 1839
Became Chancellor of the Exchequer for the first time 1852
Changed political allegiances and became a Liberal in the newly formed party 1859
Became Chancellor of the Exchequer for the second time 1859
Spoke to enfranchise the working classes in the voting system 1864
Became the English Prime Minister for the first time 1868
Became Chancellor of the Exchequer for the third time 1873
Became the English Prime Minister for the second time 1880
Whilst Prime Minister became Chancellor of the Exchequer for the fourth time 1880
Spoke out against the invasion and colonization of Africa 1880
Signed a peace treaty ending the Boer War giving self-government to the Boers 1881
Became the English Prime Minister for the third time 1886
Tried to pass the First Home Rule Bill that would give Ireland its independence 1886
Became the English Prime Minister for the fourth time 1892
Tried again to gain Irish independence with the Government of Ireland Bill 1886
Supports the London Dockers strike ultimately bringing the labour movement 1886
Dies of cancer at his home in Hawarden Castle at 88 years old 1898