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Mersey Beat

Mersey Beat

Mersey Beat was a music publication in Liverpool, England in the early 1960s. It was founded by Bill Harry, who was a classmate of John Lennon's at Liverpool Art College. The paper carried news about all the local Liverpool bands, and stars who came to town to perform. The Beatles had a close association with Mersey Beat, which carried many exclusive stories and photos of them.


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Kingsize Taylor & the Dominos

Profile by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 22 February 1962

IT IS A well known fact that the Dominos were the first rock group to appear on Merseyside (at least this is the view shared ...

Billy Fury: Billy Meets Billy – And Fury's Still A Liverpool Boy At Heart!

Report and Interview by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 1 November 1962

BILLY HATTON, bass guitarist with the Four Mosts, was re-united with a friend whom he had not seen for two years. The meeting took place ...

The Beatles: At a Recording Session with the Beatles

Report and Interview by Alan Smith, Mersey Beat, 3 January 1963

THE SECONDS tick away, high in the control room at EMI's recording studios in St. John's Wood, London. Through the glass panel I could see ...

Freddie Starr & the Midnighters: Joe Meek and Merseybeat

Interview by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 23 May 1963

Meek Records Midnighters First Disc

The Beatles: Pete Best: The Other Beatle

Profile by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 1 August 1963

'Moody and Magnificent' 
they said — 'He was the Great Attraction'.
 Fans went wild over him. He was... The Other Beatle ...

The Beatles: Beatles' Triumphant Return Home

Report by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 16 July 1964

Liverpool Airport — 5pm ...

Inez & Charlie Foxx, The Mojos, The Rolling Stones: Four Days in Liverpool For the Stones

Report by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 24 September 1964

LAST WEEK the Rolling Stones were in Liverpool for four days. With a show in Liverpool, Chester, Manchester and Wigan. They based themselves at the ...

Mary Wells: A Beatle Number for Mary?

Interview by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 22 October 1964

WITH A Jackie Wilson album on her portable record player, Mary Wells was relaxing in her dressing room when we visited her. ...

The Beatles, Tommy Quickly, The Remo Four, Sounds Incorporated, Mary Wells: The Beatles, Mary Wells, Sounds Incorporated, Tommy Quickly: Apollo Theatre, Ardwick, Manchester

Live Review by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 22 October 1964

Beatles in Action ...

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, The Searchers: Worldwide Audiences for Searchers, Says Frank Allen

Interview by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 22 October 1964

BRAND NEW Searcher Frank Allen described to us some of the excitement he felt on his first worldwide trip with the group shortly before he ...

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