SUBMITTED BY: Sharon McHale LOCATION: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2011)
Any run-of-the-mill rock star can get immortalized at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but how impressive is it to have a shrine in downtown Ulaanbaatar four decades after last topping the Billboard charts?
Mongolia’s Beatles monument is a tribute to the role that the mopheads played in bringing democracy to the nation, according to Minister of Parliament E. Bat-Uul.
Of course, the cast of Glee recently kicked the Beatles’ butts on the all-time music charts — they now hold the record for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 list, also beating out Elvis Presley.
How long before Lea Michelle gets her own statue at the Ulaanbaatar Mall?
(Imagine there’s no tourism… TTP also recently discovered a John Lennon shrine in Havana, Cuba, which apparently still prefers Soviet-era surnames — Lennongrad? — over Starr, McCartney and Harrison.)