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’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.
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!
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)
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.