Mersey Sound: 50 Years On
By Bill Hart
First: Making waves from 100 minature guitars.
Shifting and placing the mini-guitars
and getting close to the final layout design.
Adhesive dots placed the center points of each suspended guitar.
A rough sketch the layout to suit the venue.
In this case an exhibition room in The Beatle's Story,
Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool. The area proved to be too small.
Checking out the Mersey Travel Ferries Terminal Pier Head Building
for its suitability to host the M~S~W for five weeks.
The venue is finally confirmed and secured.
The middle of the three floors of the Mersey Travel
Pier Head Ferries Terminal is to become home to the M~S~W
for five weeks..
On the right: The Liver Building, Liverpool.
The Upper ceiling matrix constucted from metal rods supported by insitu RSJ beams.
The first of many:
Bill celebrates with the first guitar
to be positioned in the M~S~W..
Three days later things looked like this.. below.
Ricky Tomlinson's cherished and signed Banjo takes
pride of place amongst the many other special guitars.
Back safely inside the Cavern Pub
Donovan's Acoustic Mick Taylor's Fender Stratocaster
Three vertical guitars form the 'Buoy' in the M~S~W.
The Mini-M~S~W placed on the floor to the left
in complimentary shaped form: Below.
Twilight falls whilst Ringo smiles on..
Turning the 90 degree bend hightide southwards
The ribban in corporate M~S~W colours.
MSW Musical Director Jack Carney opens the M~S~W Press Launch
Bill and Jack Bill thanks 'Liverpool' for
giving it's inspiration and support to the M~S~W..
A member of the audience get's up close look at
the Cavern owned guitars
Reserve guitars shaped up well in the far corner..
John State: 'Sunset on the Wave'.
M~S~W Guitars await their owners collection after being
removed after five weeks on display.
Friday 7 May 2010
"Taking the Mersey Sound Wave down today was
just like taking down the Christmas tree on twelve'th night.."
Henry: Fab4store Staff Member
Return to sender:
Back into it's glass show case inside the Cavern Pub;
But first a quick pose with Sir Paul's Hofner Violin Bass
in the rear of my car in Mathew Street, Liverpool.
Ten minutes later I went back the Fab4store and got the
second parking ticket wiping that smug looking picture right off my face.
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