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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.

NEW BOOK

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:

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)

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

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

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David Bedford
David Bedford
LAST CHANCE - Sign up at our new bookstore and be entered into the draw to win a FREE copy of "The Fab one hundred and Four" by David Bedford. ENDS TONIGHT, 31ST MAY.
David Bedford
David Bedford
How do you become The Beatles hairdresser? At a "Jew Do" apparently! Find out more...………..
David Bedford
David Bedford
Debbie told her dad to buy the Cavern in the '60s. He did. Nigel decided to open a recording studio at the Cavern in the '60s. 15 years later they met on a blind date! An incredible untold Beatles story, direct from the author. #cavern #beatles @cavernclub
David Bedford
David Bedford
The Country of Liverpool Cover Listen to Liddypod 11 now Paul talks to David about his new book, "The Country of Liverpool: Nashville of The North", looking at the country music scene in Liverpool and the Country roots of The Beatles. Pre-order at www.beatlesbookstore.com #countrymusic @countrymusic @beatlesexaminer @beatlesnews
David Bedford
David Bedford
BOOKSTORE EXCLUSIVE: Launched today - SIGNED COPIES HERE ONLY. From the authors of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat and Ringo’s White Album, Ringo’s Abbey Road explores Ringo’s contribution to the Beatles’ 1969 masterpiece. #ringostarr #abbeyroad
David Bedford
David Bedford
Listen to some great interviews with our Beatles authors on our Podcast page. The latest with Chuck Gunderson about The Beatles US Tours and Liverpool author John Winter about Liverpool, The Beatles and Liverpool FC legend Bill Shankly.

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