Bob Dylan hops the bus tour to John Lennon’s childhood home
When his European Tour hit town in early May, 67-year-old music legend Bob Dylan paid £16 and stepped aboard a public tour bus in Liverpool, UK, as one of 14 tourists to examine photos and documents in the National Trust-owned home where Beatle John Lennon grew up with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George.
As tourists rode to the landmark home of one legendary figure, they did not recognize the one sitting among them on the bus.
A National Trust spokeswoman says Dylan appeared to enjoy himself.
“He took one of our general minibus tours and no one recognized him,” she says.
“He could have very easily booked a private tour but was quite content to go on the bus with everyone else.”
The trust says its tours of the Beatle’s childhood home form an insight into his humble beginnings. Visitors are free to wander around the property while asking questions of the curator.
The National Trust has restored the house called Mendips to its original 1940s style by the trust and contains early Lennon memorabilia.
Lennon is said to have developed his passion for music in the suburban house and wrote some of the earliest Beatles songs in his bedroom.
The spokeswoman says a number of singing stars have been on the tour in the past, including James Taylor and Corinne Bailey Rae.