A month ago, we talked about how Google Earth’s latest version has included the Beatlemania tour in its Voyager feature. We’re sure that many Beatles fans have checked out the new virtual tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. But, if it’s your first time to hear about this, we’ve created this guide just for you.
What Is the Beatlemania Tour?
Google created the Beatlemania virtual tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which was released on June 1967. The tour covers nine of the most important locations to the band, such as the Cavern Club (where The Beatles first started performing), Penny Lane (a street in Liverpool which inspired the hit song), and Abbey Road Studios (where the quartet last recorded music as a band).
Beatlemania also goes beyond England and covers Indra Club 64 in Hamburg, Germany, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, Hilton Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram in Rishikesh, India. The Ed Sullivan Theater and the Strawberry Fields monument are also included.
How Can You Enjoy the Tour?
To fully enjoy what Beatlemania has to offer, simply take the following steps:
- Open Google Chrome and go to earth.google.com/web.
- Look for the Voyager icon on the menu on the left-hand side.
- Click on the “Culture” tab.
- Scroll down until you find “Beatlemania”. Click on it to enter the tour.
- Click on the “Start Exploring” button.
- A map of the UK will pull up, and the tour will automatically start.
- You can scroll through the nine Beatlemania locations by clicking on the left and right arrows located on the bottom right part of the screen.
- Use the Street View functionality to see how the place looks in real life.
And that’s it! Simply take these steps to virtually follow the footsteps of The Beatles and see the places that were instrumental in their career. To make the experience even better, buy the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” 50th Anniversary Reissue and play the album while enjoying the virtual tour. You can read our initial post on Beatlemania here.