Liverpool is home to some of the most influential people in the world. Here is a short list of the most well known people from Liverpool.
One of the most influential pop culture artists of all time, the Beatles is one of the most celebrated music bands in the history of mankind. There are hardly any music lovers who haven’t heard the names John Lennon, Paul McCarthey, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are the best selling musicians in the history of mankind, with an estimated sale of 800 million digital and physical albums worldwide. They are the single largest selling musicians in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. And to top it all odd, the Beatles made it to the Times Magazine Top 100 Influencers of all time.
Calling herself a ‘difficult woman’, Angela Eagle was a Member of Parliament representing the Labour Party from Wallasey, holding her sitting seat for a clean 25 years. She was a strong advocate for the LGBT+ community, coming out as lesbian herself in 1997, making her the first Member of Parliament to ever do so. She was always a powerful and intellectual political figure, standing fr gay rights, gender equality and other important issues in her time as MP.
The writer of several tv shows like Butterflies and Bread, The Liver Birds etc. Carla Lane was often described as “the writer who dared to make women funny”. Her body of work shows a strong affinity towards powerful women, especially frustrated housewives and working class matriarchs. Her show Bread was the third most viewed series on British television beaten only by EastEnders and Neighbours.
An unassuming quiet gentleman, Dixie Dean is arguably one of the best footballers of all time. He scored a record breaking 60 goals in the first division series in 1927-28, making him one of the best footballers of the time. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Screenwriter for the famous ‘Call the Midwife’ television series, Heidi Thomas is a playwright and television writer. She gained fame after winning the John Whiting Award in 1985 for her play Shamrocks and Crocodiles. She has won the Best Writer award at the UK Royal Television Awards in March 2008 for her BBC adaptation of Cranford, Best writer award at UK Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the UK Women In Film and Television Awards conferred upon her the award Technicolor Writing Award for her contribution to the industry.
Hoylake resident Chris Boardman is a renown cyclist, and is one of the most loved athletes in Liverpool for the fact that he won Team GB’s first cycling gold medal in 72 years at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He won three stages & wore the yellow jersey on three occasions in Tour de France and broke the world one hour record thrice.