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Music in Liverpool, Merseyside and the North West -

Related categories: Music & Performing Arts / Local Interest /
Related booklists: Film and Theatre in Liverpool and the North West, The Beatles,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Scouse Pop by Paul Skillen
    Scouse Pop - by Paul Skillen

    £25.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781791233 | ISBN 10: 1781791236

    Scouse Pop is a journey into the personalities and music of the successful pioneering Liverpool pop bands of the late seventies and eighties. It examines their motivations, their uniqueness and the routes to success which made them into enduring musi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liverpool
    Liverpool's Musical Landscapes - by Robert Kronenburg and Sara Cohen

    £25.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781848022843 | ISBN 10: 1848022840

    Liverpool has gained a national and international reputation for popular music, most recently recognised in its designation as a UNESCO City of Music. This book examines Liverpool’s popular music through the history of the places where it has been ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beat Makers: The Unsung Heroes of The Mersey Sound by Anthony Hogan
    The Beat Makers: The Unsung Heroes of The Mersey Sound - by Anthony Hogan

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781445672083 | ISBN 10: 1445672081

    In the late 1950s, a flourishing musical culture began to emerge in major UK cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London. This was particularly true in the Merseyside area, where an estimated 350 different groups were active, often pl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sgt Pepper at Fifty by Bill Demain, Mike McInnerney and Gillian Gaar
    Sgt Pepper at Fifty - by Bill Demain, Mike McInnerney and Gillian Gaar

    £14.95   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785584442 | ISBN 10: 1785584448

    Five decades on from its release at the height of the Summer of Love in 1967, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remains a keystone not just of the Beatles' career but also of popular music as a whole.   Widely regarded as one of the greate ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays (Graphic Novel) by Lalit Kumar Sharma and Jason Quinn
    The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays (Graphic Novel) - by Lalit Kumar Sharma and Jason Quinn

    £13.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9789381182222 | ISBN 10: 9381182221

    The Beatles are the world’s most enduring and biggest rock band ever! This is the story of their struggle for success.  Taking us through the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, and their lives in Liverpool during the 1950s, we journey with them ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cavern Club: The Inside Story by Debbie Greenberg
    Cavern Club: The Inside Story - by Debbie Greenberg

    £17.25   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780986377044 | ISBN 10: 098637704x

    As a teenager, Debbie Greenberg was spending far too much time at the Cavern Club in her hometown of Liverpool, England. It was already the most famous music club in the world, where she had been dazzled by the Beatles’ debut performance and witnes ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker
    The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story - by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker

    £12.50   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781616558352 | ISBN 10: 1616558350

    Eisner and Harvey Award winner! "If anyone was ‘The Fifth Beatle’ it was Brian."(Paul McCartney) The Fifth Beatle graphic novel recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein - the visionary manager who created Beatlemania and guided the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cavern Club: The Rise of The Beatles and Merseybeat by Spencer Leigh
    The Cavern Club: The Rise of The Beatles and Merseybeat - by Spencer Leigh

    £14.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780857160973 | ISBN 10: 0857160974

    This is the story of the Cavern Club - the most famous club in the world.  The Cavern saw the birth of the Beatles and Merseybeat, and more. Respected author, music journalist and Merseybeat historian Spencer Leigh - with a little help from Sir ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rhythm and the Tide: Liverpool, The La
    The Rhythm and the Tide: Liverpool, The La's and Ever After - by Mike Badger and Tim Peacock

    £14.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781382585 | ISBN 10: 1781382581

    Liverpool in the 1980s. With prospects for the city's youth bleak, a scheme for unemployed musicians commenced, inadvertently shaping the future for members of Cast, Space, the Lightning Seeds and giving fresh impetus to the idea of song as a saviour ... more

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  • Cover image of book Networks of Sound, Style and Subversion by Nick Crossley
    Networks of Sound, Style and Subversion - by Nick Crossley

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780719088650 | ISBN 10: 0719088658

    This book examines the birth of punk in the UK and its transformation, within a short period of time, into post-punk. Deploying innovative concepts of critical mass, social networks and music worlds, and using sophisticated techniques of socia ... more

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  • Cover image of book Revealed: The Photographs of Francesco Mellina by Francesco Mellina, with an introduction by Paul Du Noyer
    Revealed: The Photographs of Francesco Mellina - by Francesco Mellina, with an introduction by Paul Du Noyer

    £20.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780993091605 | ISBN 10: 0993091601

    Francesco Mellina was born in southern Italy. He taught himself English by listening to early Beatles and Rolling Stones records before setting off, at the age of sixteen, on a tour of Europe that would see him settle eventually in Liverpool.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bombed Out! Tales of
    Bombed Out! Tales of '70s-'80s Music, Punk, Eric's, Bands and Beyond - by Peter Alan Lloyd

    £12.50   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780957592162 | ISBN 10: 0957592167

    Bombed Out! records Peter Alan Lloyd's personal journey through 1970s and 1980s Liverpool, including working in, playing at, and going to see Punk and New Wave bands in the legendary Eric's Club. It includes references to music of the period, esp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Deaf School: The Non-Stop Pop Art Punk Rock Party by Paul Du Noyer, with a Foreword by Suggs
    Deaf School: The Non-Stop Pop Art Punk Rock Party - by Paul Du Noyer, with a Foreword by Suggs

    £14.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846318603 | ISBN 10: 1846318602

    Liverpools dynamic music scene gave the world The Beatles. What city could hope to follow that? But 12 years later, in 1974, lightning nearly struck twice. Deaf School were a band formed in John Lennons old art college, rehearsing in the very same ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sit Down! Listen to This! The Roger Eagle Story by Bill Sykes
    Sit Down! Listen to This! The Roger Eagle Story - by Bill Sykes

    £18.95   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781901746907 | ISBN 10: 1901746909

    Roger Eagle was a towering figure in British popular music. Uniquely, his influence straddled the cultural divide separating Manchester and Liverpool. The task of unifying the musical talents of these two cultural hubs has proved beyond almost everyo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Act You
    The Act You've Known for All These Years - by Clinton Heylin

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847671059 | ISBN 10: 1847671055

    In 1967, The Beatles unleashed their seminal album on an unsuspecting world. This new edition of The Act You've Known For All These Years explores the huge impact the album had on The Beatles and their contemporaries - Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Pi ... more

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  • Cover image of book From a Gin Palace to a King
    From a Gin Palace to a King's Palace: Provincial Music Hall in Preston - by David John Hindle

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780752444536 | ISBN 10: 0752444530

    A roistering look at the history of music hall in the area.  This witty, warm and altogether delightful look at the history of music hall in Preston will fascinate lovers of musical history everywhere.  Travelling from back-street aleho ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Love There That
    The Love There That's Sleeping: The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison - by Dale C. Allison, Jr

    £19.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780826419170 | ISBN 10: 0826419178

    From his days as the "quiet Beatle" to his successful and critically admired solo career, George Harrison produced a memorable body of music. His songs "Something" and "Here Comes the Sun" are two of the Beatles' best, and beginning with his remarkab ... more

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  • Cover image of book John Peel: Margrave of the Marshes by John Peel and Sheila Ravenscroft
    John Peel: Margrave of the Marshes - by John Peel and Sheila Ravenscroft

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780552551199 | ISBN 10: 0552551198

    Despite the number of claims in publishers' blurbs, not many people actually achieve the staus of legend in their own lifetime. Fewer still deserve that status. John Peel is the exception who proves that rule, a Great Briton whose contribution to Bri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History by Devin McKinney
    Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History - by Devin McKinney

    £20.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780674016361 | ISBN 10: 067401636x

    No one expressed the heart and soul of the Sixties as powerfully as the Beatles did through the words, images and rhythms of their music. In Magic Circles Devin McKinney uncovers the secret history of a generation and a pivotal moment in twentieth-ce ... more

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