Liddypool – The Film

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


Due to popular demand and numerous requests over the years, we are going to make a documentary of my first book, Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles.


Due to the popularity of “Liddypool”, David and local film director Roger Appleton have decided to make a documentary film based around the book and celebrate The Beatles and Liverpool.

The Film: Locations

We plan to hire a vintage double-decker book to take a trip around Liverpool, visiting the famous homes and sites connected to The Beatles, from the Dingle and Wavertree. We will visit Penny Lane, Woolton, Strawberry Field and St. Peter’s Church. We will got to Mendips and Forthlin Road in Allerton. Then The Casbah in West Derby and into the city centre, The Cavern and the Beatles statues. Along the way, we will “bump into” people who were there. We will welcome people like The Quarrymen, owners of The Cavern and so many more.

The Beatles Songs

We will tell the story of the importance of Liverpool to the story of The Beatles like never before. We will be supported along the journey by Liverpool singer/ songwriter Ian Prowse who will share his musical story. He will also sing some of those Beatles songs made popular in Liverpool by The Beatles.

The Film – News Coming Soon

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Thank you

David Bedford

Cy Tucker, Liverpool and The Beatles

Cy Tucker

Liverpool’s First Casualty of the Coronavirus witnessed Beatlemania

Outside of Liverpool, you’ve probably never heard of Cy Tucker. He was a legend around Liverpool and performed on the same bill as The Beatles, but sadly, he is Liverpool’s first casualty of the coronavirus.

Cy Tucker, born Thomas Thornton in 1943, played guitar and sang with Liverpool group The Cinnamons who played Litherland Town Hall on 27th December 1960, while waiting for another group to arrive. “I was bashing my brains out for a couple of hours for 30 bob,” said Tucker. “Then the Beatles came on and the girls went berserk.” This was the night when The Beatles, having returned from Hamburg, took Liverpool by storm.

Paul McCartney

Tucker then joined Earl Preston And The TTs as the second lead vocalist; this was the group that beat The Beatles in a poll in Mersey Beat. A single of the hit ballad, “My Prayer” came out in Cy Tucker’s name. “I met Paul McCartney in the Blue Angel one night. He said; You’re on the Oriole LP, This Is Mersey Beat, you’ve got a single by yourself and one with Earl Preston. You’ve got to have a hit with one of them.” But it never really happened in a big way for one of Liverpool’s great beat groups.

Cy Tucker and the Friars

He had other solo records, but became one of the most popular local acts until his death, as Cy Tucker and the Friars. His ability to sing those big, emotional ballads never disappointed his Liverpool audiences. 

Rest in Peace: Thomas “Cy Tucker” Thornton

Discover the UNTOLD story of the Country Roots of The Beatles in my NEW book

The Country of Liverpool
The Country of Liverpool

John Lennon said:

“There is the biggest Country & Western following in England in Liverpool… I heard Country & Western music in Liverpool before I heard rock ‘n’ roll.” 

* Discover the Country music scene in Liverpool from the 1950s

* The Country roots of The Beatles

* The Phil Brady story

You can PRE-ORDER the book now: The Country of Liverpool

Discover more about the story at the official website

Review of the book:

“In 1964, The Beatles created entire LP, Beatles for Sale, as a homage to their life-long love of country music. But how did this connection to musicians such as Carl Perkins begin? It began in The Country of Liverpool! And here, in exciting and accurate detail, David Bedford walks us through the Liverpool-link to The Beatles’ country and western vibes. Known for his detailed research and passion for “getting things right,” Bedford unfolds yet another dimension in The Beatles’ story that has long been overlooked. This book is a must-read for Beatles fans and scholars alike. I loved it!”

Jude Kessler, author of the John Lennon Series