Liverpool: Brian, Stu & Julia

197 Queen's Drive


Liverpool Jewish Cemetery

Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, lived with his family in relative affluence on Queen's Drive, not far from Penny Lane but a world away from the Beatles' "two up, two down" and council row houses. He died August 27, 1967 in London and was buried in the Liverpool Jewish Cemetery (next to the Everton Cemetery in the Fazakerly area).

3 Gambier Terrace

Parish Church Cemetery, Huyton

Stuart Sutcliffe was John's art school friend and a major influence on John's artistic sensibilities. John and Stu shared an apartment at 3 Gambier Terrace in 1960 before leaving for the Beatles' first trip to Hamburg in August. Their apartment was a block from the art college and overlooked the Anglican Cathedral. After a year as the Beatles' bass player, Stu left the group to return to painting and to live in Hamburg with his German fiancee, Astrid. He died of a brain hemorrhage in Hamburg on April 10, 1962, and was buried in the Huyton Parish Church graveyard in east Liverpool.

Julia's grave, Allerton Cemetery

1 Blomfield Road

John's mother, Julia, lived at 1 Blomfield Road, not far from Paul McCartney's Forthlin Road home. After limited contact through his childhood, John renewed his relationship with his mother during his teenage years. He often visited Julia at Blomfield Road, and he was waiting for her there in 1958 when he learned that she had been run over and killed by a drunk off-duty policeman. Julia was buried in Allerton Cememtery in a grave that is now unmarked.

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