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Liverpool hotel pays tribute to John Lennon

Liverpool's Hard Days Night Hotel will be commemorating the John Lennon Tribute season with the release of 70 white balloons to mark the legendary singer's birthday this weekend.

The Beatles-inspired hotel is inviting fans to pay tribute to Lennon by bearing messages on tags, which will be tied to the balloons and released midday on Friday ahead of Lennon's official 70th birthday this Saturday.

Special guests including the Beatles former booking manager, Joe Flannery will be in attendance at the event, along with a host of personal friends to the singer.

John in the lobby of the Hard Days Night Hotel

The balloon release has been planned to pay tribute to Lennon's release of 365 helium filled balloons during his first full art exhibition, You are Here which opened on the 1st July 1968.

Hard Days Night Hotel Manager Mike Dewey said, "The hotel wanted to commemorate John Lennon's 70th birthday by offering fans the opportunity to pay tribute to the legendary singer by bearing their own personal message on the balloons ahead of his birthday on Saturday."

He added, "Hard Days Night will also be paying tribute to Lennon all day Saturday to mark Lennon's official 70th birthday by playing Lennon music all day inside the hotel. Beatles tribute band, The Mersey Beatles will also be returning to the hotel this Friday for a live concert special to commemorate some of Lennon's most famous hits."

The balloons will be released in the hotel's 'Peace Garden', which was constructed in memory of Lennon.

Members of the public and hotel residents will have the opportunity to write messages on the balloon tags all day from 9am to 8pm on Thursday 7th October until 10:30am on Friday 8th October. The tags will be available at the hotel's reception.

For further information on Lennon Tribute season events at the Hard Days Night Hotel visit or call the hotel reception on 0151 236 1964.

Published October 6, 2010

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