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Liverpool Beat is an extraordinary labour of love. It charts the unique explosion of music, art and culture in Liverpool during the golden era of the 50s through the 70s and beyond.
Most of the articles on this site are written by the people who were there when iconic bands such as The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers and The Searchers lit up the world. There were over 300 bands playing in Liverpool in the 60s; this site seeks to set the record straight and keep the amazing memories of many of the bands, artists and fans available for generations to come. It is with this ambition, that we welcome you to Liverpool Beat and hope you may enjoy reading the stories, but also you can be part of our project to collect more histories to fascinate and intrigue fans of the mersey beat for generations to come.
Why? Because if you don't tell your story - the chances are - no one else will and one day your story will be lost forever.
If you think you have an interesting story (or more!) to tell about your life in Liverpool which relates to the scene we'd be honoured to provide you with a platform. We're not looking for articles written about famous people, we want to hear about the people who were part of the history so we can tell a story for generations to come. We want to build up a true picture of what it was like to live through the amazing years that spanned Liverpool during the heady days of the 50s - 70s and beyond. Whether you were in a band, a roadie, a manager, a fan, worked in the entertainment industry or a groupie! If you loved the music or hated it, all have a story to tell and we want to hear it. If you are still involved with the music today publish your article about your interest, event, charity, recording. As long as its relevant, we will publish it.
Examples of Articles We'll Publish:
- Stories, Histories and Anecdotes relating to the music of Liverpool from the 50s - Today
- Forthcoming music events featuring live Liverpool music
- News from the scene e.g. jam nights
- Information about Liverpool Bands from 50s to today
- Gig information if it's relevant
- Charity Events featuring Liverpool Music or relating to it
- Reviews of recent events related to Liverpool Beat
How to become a Liverpool Beat Author/Contributor
Simply create an account (by logging in here) and write your first article, your first article should relate your own history/experiences of the era. We want to hear about you! Following moderation by one of our editors, your article will be published on the website for all to read. It's that simple. You can write as regularly as you like as long as it's relevant to the site.
If you need any help of completing your first article, contact me and I'll guide you through the process.
The goal of Liverpool Beat is to build a picture of the life and culture of Liverpool (particularly from a musical point-of-view) from the 50s - 70s through to today, it encompasses all generations, cultures, religions and ethnicities. What unites is the music of Liverpool whether country, rock 'n' roll or Merseybeat.
Conditions to accepting an article apply, they're simple - in order to ensure the integrity of this site, all articles should be truthful and relevant. Any article may be refused for any reason. Articles shouldn't link to other websites (except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the LB editor), no form of advertising or promotion is allowed, but if you want to promote a charitable event that's OK.