The Beatles in Liverpool: From Merseybeat to Stardom
A companion title to The Beatles in Hamburg, this is the first definitive, fully illustrated account of the formative years of the world's most influential rock 'n' roll band.Features exclusive interviews with Pete Best (Beatles drummer), Cynthia Lennon (John Lennon's first wife), Julian Lennon (John Lennon's son), as well as fellow musicians, promoters, club managers, audience members, fans, friends and family. Includes numerous anecdotes about the Beatles, many of them told here for the first time as well as fresh stories about their time in the Cavern. Contains a map of the city centre and outlying areas. Includes many photographs - some from Spencer Leigh's own collection - many previously unseen and specially commissioned photographs of items of memorabilia.
Spencer Leigh is an acknowledged expert on Mersey Beat and his 'On The Beat' programme has been broadcast on BBC Radio Merseyside for over 25 years and has contributed to many BBC documentaries. He writes for The Independent, and Record Collector. Mojo describe him as 'rock music's most enthusiastic amateur historian.' He is also the author of The Beatles in Hamburg.