Giant Hofner Bass Erected in Honor of Paul McCartney at Liverpool's Beatles Story

Via The Guide: Liverpool

The Beatles Story, Liverpool’s award-winning attraction, have teamed up with instrument manufacturer Höfner to celebrate Paul McCartney’s 80th year ahead of his Glastonbury performance with the launch of a unique art installation this June.

The Beatles-themed exhibition have commemorated this milestone year by unveiling a unique, Insta-worthy art installation in partnership with iconic guitar manufacturer Höfner. The statue, which resembles a gigantic 1962 Höfner bass guitar, is situated at the entrance to the award-winning attraction and will extend the birthday celebrations further into Paul’s 80th birthday year and prolong the spotlight on charity Nordoff Robbins.

...With ties to music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, The Beatles Story hopes to shine a spotlight on the valuable work they do every single day. Nordoff Robbins stand for music and believe in the value of music for all people in our society. ​Their vision is to live in a world where, through music therapy, human potential is recognised regardless of profound disability, illness, or social exclusion.​ Supporting thousands of people in centres around the UK, the charity works in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.

...Paul McCartney himself is a supporter of Nordoff Robbins, and the Beatle first visited the charity’s London centre in 1986. In 1988, Paul received a Silver Clef Award, in recognition of his work with them and in the same year he donated an autographed Höfner bass guitar.