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Beatles Memorabilia Museum Opens in Buenos Aires
Rodolfo Vazquez has the largest collection of Beatles memorabilia in the world.
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Figures depicting The Beatles are exhibited at The Cavern club and new Beatles Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The museum is the product of the particular Beatlemania obsession of Rodolfo Vazquez, a 53-year-old accountant who became a fan at the age of 10 when he got their Rubber Soul record.

(AP2011)

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Young women pose for pictures in front of mannequins depicting The Beatles at The Cavern club and new Beatles Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

(AP2011)

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A woman takes pictures of figures depicting The Beatles at The Cavern club and new Beatles Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

(AP2011)

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The idea is to show my collection permanently. In a year I would like to rotate the items on display with others from my collection," Vazquez said. "Otherwise all of it would be closed into boxes and trunks without anyone being able to enjoy them."

(AP2011)

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The Beatles never performed in Argentina, but people here seem to have a soft spot for them, ensuring that cover bands have regular gigs. Many such bands play in Vazquez's "The Cavern Club," a bar next to the museum named after the Liverpool nightclub where the band got its start.

(AP2011)

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There's also a hunk of the stage of Hamburg's Star Club, a strip club where the musicians worked as the house band, at that point with Pete Best as drummer. A pair of drumsticks signed by Best, who was replaced by Ringo Star in 1962, is in the Buenos Aires museum.

(AP2011)

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Customers sit at The Cavern club and new Beatles Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The museum is the product of the particular Beatlemania obsession of Rodolfo Vazquez, a 53-year-old accountant who became a fan at the age of 10.

(AP2011)

Beatles Memorabilia Museum Opens in Buenos Aires

Rodolfo Vazquez has the largest collection of Beatles memorabilia in the world.

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