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David Bedford, Beatles author and researcher of Beatles history
David Bedford

David Bedford’s fascination for Beatles History is shown in his books “Liddypool” (2009) and “The Fab one hundred and Four: The Evolution of The Beatles” (2013). He has also published his latest book about The Beatles drummers with Garry Popper, “Finding the Fourth Beatle” (2018).

He collaborated with the Beatles’ only official biographer Hunter Davies on “The Beatles Book” (2016), and is working on a number of new projects.

David began writing for the London Beatles Fan Club, which became the British Beatles Fan Club – and he still writes for them now.


David’s new book is The Country of Liverpool (2020). Find out more.

Beatles History

Liddypool Birthplace of The Beatles by David Bedford
Liddypool by David Bedford

David’s website aims to chart Beatles History through his interviews and research that have contributed to his books. Simply select Beatles History and either look at the main page, or select the appropriate year in Beatles History. This will be added to regularly to build a unique insight into Early Beatles and Quarrymen history.

inspector rocke

Inspector Rocke by David Bedford
Inspector Rocke

In a branch off The Beatles trail, David has published his first crime detective novel, Inspector Rocke, which is set in Liverpool, 1960, and features The Beatles too!

Beatles Detective

The Beatles Detective looking at The Beatles History
The Beatles Detective

Because of his forensic way of analysing Beatles history, in 2019, he launched a new Blog called “The Beatles Detective”, where he examines aspects of Beatles history, and searches for the evidence to solve the mysteries, like The Beatles names, Beatles members and other Beatles history. You can follow that at Thebeatlesdetective.com

He was Associate Producer and Historian on the documentary “Looking for Lennon” (2018), which was nominated for a National Film Award.

David is a Beatles historian, author and researcher, and a guest at Beatles events in the US, UK and Europe. He makes regular appearances on Radio, TV and Beatles Podcasts.

“David is defining and refining Beatles history” – Edd Raineri, Beatledd Fab Four Hour

Beatles Historian and Researcher: Discoveries

As well as many interviews with people connected with The Beatles, David’s original research has uncovered people, stories and events that no other author/historian has discovered:

Fab one hundred and Four: The Evolution of The Beatles, Beatles members and Beetles names
The Fab one hundred and Four

The only book on The Beatles and Liverpool (Liddypool)

The real meaning behind the Beatles song “Penny Lane(Liddypool)

Discovered Geoff Lee, who suggested to John Lennon that he should start a skiffle group; The Quarry Men (Fab104)

Has the only biography and photographs of Beatles drummer Norman Chapman; (Fab104)

The most complete biography of Silver Beatles drummer Tommy Moore; (Finding the Fourth Beatle)

Established that George Harrison joined The Quarrymen in December 1957, not 1958; (Fab104)

Established when the first colour photograph of John, Paul and George was taken; (Fab104)

Discovered who the “man on the flaming pie” was (Fab104)

Drummer Alan Leyland drummed with The Beatles in 1961; (Finding the Fourth Beatle)

That John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best signed a legal partnership agreement in 1961; (Finding the Fourth Beatle)

That Pete Best WAS NOT sacked and what really happened; (Finding the Fourth Beatle)

That The Beatles were not under contract at EMI in June 1962. (Finding the Fourth Beatle)

The between 1956 and 1970, 23 different drummers played with The Beatles at different times. (Finding the Fourth Beatle)

And much, much more, with many interviews being unique to him too.

Purchase David’s books in the Beatles Bookstore

David's Social Media
David’s Social Media


David Bedford
David Bedford
FREE KINDLE BOOK from David Bedford - 5 days only. If you are looking for something to read, then I have made my Kindle book Free. This is a crime "faction" book, based on a fictional detective in Liverpool in 1960, but The Beatles feature in it too! Meet Inspector Rocke: That'll Be The Day That I Die!" Enjoy with my compliments! @inspectorrocke
David Bedford
David Bedford
The first casualty of the coronavirus in Liverpool is a local legend who performed on the same bill as The Beatles at one of their most famous concerts. Read more here
David Bedford
David Bedford
I should have been in New Jersey this coming weekend for the Fest for Beatles Fans, but that has been postponed until October. However, we are having a virtual online Fest this weekend, so sign up now. I will be giving a talk on Sunday at 11am. Should be fun! David Bedford
David Bedford
David Bedford
In my new book, The Country of Liverpool, I am trying to collate a list of as many local country groups as possible. If you can add to this list, it would be great! This shows how big the country scene was! Check it out now @countrymusic @liverpool
David Bedford
David Bedford
Phil Brady, the Liverpool Country Star who became the #1 act in the UK “OVER THE YEARS, I have played with a lot of musicians,” said Phil, “and have been very fortunate that I have had so many great players. Explore Phil's scrapbook in "The Country of Liverpool", the new book about the country music scene in Liverpool - with a FREE 1 year membership of the British Beatles Fan Club with every pre-order! @bbfcuk @liddypool
David Bedford
David Bedford
You only have to look at the early line up of The Quarrymen/ Quarry Men to see their country influences, as examined in "The Country of Liverpool", the new book. Continue reading "Skiffle – The Country Roots of The Beatles"

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