MTV™ all the time and I've never heard of Mersey Beat?
Believe it or not, the music business
didn't begin on video and the Golden Age
of popular music preceded MTV by more than a decade! Incidentally,
MTV's sister channel, VH1™, has featured the documentary The
Story Of Mersey Beat several times and Bill Harry has been the
subject of a number of VH1 interviews. The Guinness Book Of Records
has also officially recognized Liverpool as the 'Capitol City Of
Music', with more No. 1 records than any other city in the world.
is Bill Harry and what is his relationship to Liverpool, the
Beatles and the music scene?
attended the Liverpool College of Art with John Lennon, and founded Mersey
seminal music paper that helped launch the
Beatles in the early sixties. He has been the publicist for a host of
groups and artists, including Pink Floyd, the Beach Boys, Led Zepplin,
Jethro Tull, and David Bowie. He is the author of thirteen books on the
Beatles, and has compiled an archive on the Beatles that spans more than
||Don't you have to be a senior
citizen to appreciate Mersey Beat?
||I see a lot of the same
material on Mersey Beat that I see on other websites or in books?
Mersey Beat is one of the most respected sources for information
on the Beatles and many other Liverpool groups. The majority of the material is original and cannot be found elsewhere.
|| Can I borrow content from
All content on Mersey Beat is protected by international copyrights and cannot be used elsewhere without the express written permission of Mersey Beat Ltd. However, you are welcome to
use the simple copy/paste code in our Thinking of
Linking? section to link to us.
happened to the original Mersey Beat newspaper?
It ceased publication in 1965.
I purchase original Mersey Beat cover pages featuring the Beatles
and other Liverpool groups?
Covers of Mersey Beat will soon be available on souvenir plaques and art prints. Plans are also underway for limited edition runs of the original editions.
Please e-mail us for details.
||Does Mersey Beat
publish original work?
Yes, there will be numerous specially written features in addition to the exclusive articles by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Brian Epstein and various exponents of the Liverpool Sound.
||Is there a newsletter
I can sign up for?
||Where can I find
out more about the Beatles and other Liverpool artists?
To paraphrase John Lennon, you've got all the old records if you
wanna reminisce. There are also scads of good books about the Beatles
and other Liverpool groups written by Bill Harry and others who were
there in the midst of it all. Additionally, there are a number of
entertaining sites on the Web that offer a wealth of pictures and
||How can I contact
Contact information is available on our E-mail