Elvis and the Beatles come together - in full MultimediaAug 04, 2011 17:54 BST
‘Elvis and Us’ opens at The Beatles Story Pier Head in Liverpool in October 2011, and explores how the Fab Four were influenced by the King. Beyond the exhibits themselves, visitors to the groundbreaking exhibition will be offered an interactive multimedia guide bringing Elvis, and his four very special Liverpudlian fans, alive in sound and vision.
Using archive film and audio, as well as new interviews with key figures including Pete Best, the Beatles’ original drummer, the guide will give the visitor a unique insight into the relationship between Elvis and Liverpool’s favourite sons – including their remarkable pilgrimage to his Bel-Air home in 1965 to meet the King in person.
The guide will be produced by London-based imagineear whose handheld multimedia system, the mediaPacker™, is already in use in some of the world’s leading visitor attractions including the Taj Mahal and the Singapore Biennale.
Beatles Story Managing Director, Jerry Goldman, commented: “The Beatles Story experience gives visitors a magical mystery tour through the story of how four young lads from Liverpool became the greatest band of all time. ‘Elvis and Us’ is a crucial chapter in that tale and helps the visitor learn more about what inspired the Fab Four. For us too, these multimedia guides are an important development, as we embrace new technology to mark the Beatles Story out as a world-class attraction for Liverpool.”
imagineear’s Ziv Kushnir, Commercial Director, added: “This project is a hugely exciting chance to bring alive a story of two giant musical icons – Elvis and the Beatles. At the same time it will be a showcase for how mobile multimedia can help visitor attractions provide powerful, engaging, multi-lingual experiences for families, adult guests and groups alike.”
Elvis and Us opens to the public on October 4th 2011.
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