Thursday, February 09, 2017
The Geography of the Beatles
Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever is an Esri Story Map exploring the importance of psychogeography in the music of the Beatles. In particular it examines the geography of the 'most important single ever', the double 'A' side record Penny Lane - Strawberry Fields.
As you scroll through this Story Map you discover the importance of a sense of place to the music of the Beatles and how the band influenced other 60's artists to write about locations important to their lives.
The Story Map explores some of the other geographical locations important in the lives of the Beatles and in their music. In particular however the map zooms in on two locations in Liverpool, Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, and discusses the significance of these two locations to the childhoods of Paul McCartney and John Lennon.