Every road sign on Penny Lane has been vandalized

By Karina on June 16, 2020
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: A street sign for Penny Lane, the inspiration for the Beatles’ famous song on January 27, 2012 in Liverpool, England. With six months to go until the opening cermeony of the London 2012 Olympic games Britain’s tourist industry is gearing up to cater for the influx of athletes, officials and visitors. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Penny Lane…the same Penny Lane that the Beatles sing about in their song of the same name is a real street in the band’s hometown of Liverpool.  And it might be racist.

People have started to turn on it because it might have been named after an actual slave trader named James Penny.  Some of its street signs have even been vandalized.

For the record, Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum says there’s no conclusive proof the street was named after James Penny, but they’re looking into it.

And Liverpool’s mayor says that if it WAS named after Penny, it could very well be renamed.