Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:53

Music Press: The Mersey Beat (1960 - 1964)

The Mersey Beat was a fortnightly newspaper started by Bill Harry and his partner in 1960. The purpose of the broadsheet was to cover the emerging beat scene of the sixties in Liverpool. An early “Gig Guide” the Mersey Beat was full of information about the groups, photographs and who was appearing and where.

Published in Music
Last year I was presented with a revelation. Just as I was bemoaning the lack of big budget, string-laden, 24 karat gold 70s style soul in the mainstream, solace arrived in the form of Love & Hate, the second album from Michael Kiwanuka.
Published in Music
Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:26

Shanks " The Greatest Inspiration”

In 1913, Glenbuck Ayrshire the year before the first world war begun, Bill Shankly entered the world not knowing that one day he'd be Liverpool's most famous adopted Son.
Published in Sport
Last week, London’s legendary Cherry Cola Club night opened its doors to Liverpool. A new weekly event at The Magnet (to be held every Saturday), it promises to host the crème-de-la-crème of new, unsigned and up and coming live acts, with the occasional A-list band or DJ set thrown in for good measure.
Published in Music
Oh, Brian, why didn’t you bring the sunny weather back from California?
Published in Music
The Coral are the oddest of veteran groups.
Published in Music
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 14:08

Mick Head: A Scouse and National Treasure

It’s a Sunday afternoon and we’re in the pub. Having a bevy, chatting about football, clothes and music. Been doing it since we first went into pubs.
Published in Music
The Beatles, The Fab Four, The Mop Tops, John, Paul, George and Ringo, the band that doesn’t need any introduction.
Published in Film
The story of The Membranes is one of the most extraordinary in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
Published in Music
Up until now the live experience of Salford’s official bard has eluded me for thirty one years, although why I’m not quite sure.
Published in Culture
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