May 27, 2009 by alunparry
Liverpool 800 Poster Girl Is 50 Today
The little girl on the cover of my Liverpool 800 EP is celebrating her 50th birthday today.
Paula Neary was photographed at the Liverpool dockside by her father 45 years ago.
Her dad, Joe, from Kirkby, then pretty much forgot about the photograph for 43 years until the internet came along and he posted it on Flickr.
By coincidence, around that time I was looking for a suitable cover photograph for my Liverpool 800 EP, spotted it online, and loved Joe’s evocative snap.
So this one is for you Paula. Have a great day on your 50th birthday.
You may be based in Kent these days, but the image of you at the waterside 45 years ago adorns the record stores of Liverpool to this day.