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Name James M C Hughes Comment:Hi, A friend and I opened the Magical Mystery Store in 1977 at 24 North John Street, Liverpool, Merseyside. The store consisted of 2 businesses, one run by myself where we sold Beatles Memorabilia, Books and American Comics. The other business specialised in rare records and was owned by Trevor Hughes (no relation) We closed the M.M.S. at the end of 1980 and it became Cavern Mecca,, Beatles Museum and Information Centre 18 Mathew Street, Liverpool Merseyside. Cavern Mecca opened on the 3rd. Magical Mystery Store closed at the end of December 1980. due to my wife liz's illness .Cavern Mecca opened 3rd. January 1981 . We also organised the first 4 Beatles Conventions from 1981 to 1984 inclusive. Cavern Mecca was the first Beatles Museum to open in Liverpool despite what others may claim. The other Beatles attraction opened in 1985. (February 25, 2017)

Hi I went to your wonderful store on my 13th birthday 23.02.67.I remember stacks of Original Beatles Singles on Parlophone Apple Swan Veejay etc and albums too but what I particularly remember are the piles of genuine Beatles Autographs going for £30 £40 £50 £70 for individuals and reasonable prices for all four.If me and my Mum had loaned a few grand from the bank and bought them all we'd be ok now!
I suppose it was only 10 years since tje split and John was still living so prices hadn't yet rocketed.I also remember the friendly service and the excellent postal service using my first name too.Wish you were still there but I bet those autographs would be thousands now!
Mark Hampson
aged 52

That shop was fantastic! I remember it well, and it really was magical as it stocked my two favorite things; Vinyl records and American comics, it was a brilliant shop one of the last of strange little independent shops that sadly are no more.
Gary Morris




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