Hard day’s night for Beatles confidante

Hard Days Night Hotel, located in Liverpool, recently played host to acclaimed Beatles artist Klaus Voormann, who famously designed the cover of The Beatles’ Revolver album to mark the 50th anniversary of the award-winning record’s release. 

Klaus Voormann pictured in Liverpool.
Klaus Voormann pictured in Liverpool.

Located in the heart of the Beatles quarter, the hotel was acquired by Millennium Hotels and Resorts in August 2015 and is home to numerous artefacts and memorabilia celebrating the world-renowned band, including exclusive artwork by Voormann himself.

Voormann is also an accomplished bass player, having recorded and performed live with John Lennon and George Harrison during their respective solo careers in the 1970s.

General manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: “We were honoured to welcome Klaus Voormann to our venue to mark 50 years since the release of the Revolver album, which won the artist a Grammy Award for ‘Best Album Cover’ as many avid fans will know. Here at the hotel, our walls are adorned by a number of Klaus Voormann’s artworks so it was certainly fitting for him to visit us.

“Here at Hard Days Night Hotel, we enjoy welcoming such influential figures within The Beatles’ musical career to celebrate the ongoing legacy of the Fab Four. We relish the opportunity to continue to maintain our strong Beatles links across the city where it all began.”

Voormann’s visit to the hotel took place as part of this year’s International Beatleweek celebrations, which is organised by The Cavern and returned to Liverpool in August 2016 for its 30th year. The festival typically attracts around 10,000 visitors annually.

Director of The Cavern Bill Heckle said: “The line-up this year was incredibly special. With a lot of 50th anniversaries to celebrate we tried to give a nod to as many as we could with special shows and tributes.

“We were very excited to welcome such a plethora of great guests who were and still are very much a part of the ‘Beatles scene and story’. Beatles festivals don’t get much bigger than this!”

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