Join David Bedford and Richard Porter as they take you on a magical mystery virtual tour through some of the famous, and not-so-famous, venues that the Beatles played.
Starting at Quarry Bank School for their first performance and ending with The Beatles on the rooftop at Savile Row, you will see rare and previously unpublished photographs and stories, as well as a couple of rare video interviews too.
The Country of Liverpool is an exhaustive work linking Country and Western and Rock’n’Roll, between America and Liverpool.
John Lennon biographer Jude Kessler has reviewed “The Country of Liverpool” for Culture Sonar:
“For 50 years, the well-worn tale of 1950s American music imported into the port city of Liverpool, England, via the Cunard Yanks has been the standard explanation for the “rise of the Beatles.” But in his new book, The Country of Liverpool, author David Bedford (Liddypool, The Fab One Hundred and Four) views this simplistic theory as a bit like putting the cart in front of the horse.”
Jude concludes that:
“The Country of Liverpool is an exhaustive work linking Country and Western and Rock’n’Roll, between America and Liverpool. Bedford’s book proves that long before The Beatles set foot on the Ed Sullivan Stage on 9 February 1964, the United States and Liverpool were already joined by a common love affair with Irish-inspired Bluegrass, Folk, Skiffle, and Country and Western, all of which led directly to the birth of Rock’n’Roll and the Mersey Beat.
This is that complete story.
-Jude Southerland Kessler (author of The John Lennon Series)”
Ever wanted to travel to see The Beatles’ Liverpool, Hamburg and London?
Now is your chance.
Join David Bedford and Richard Porter as they take you on a virtual trip to walk in the footsteps of The Beatles through Liverpool, London and Hamburg.
24th January 2021: Venues Rare and Famous
Virtual Beatles Tour of some of the famous, but some lesser known, venues that The Beatles played in their career in both Liverpool and London.
28th February 2021: Visit Hamburg
Join Beatles guides David Bedford and Richard Porter as they take you on a virtual tour around Hamburg. Visit more than just the famous Grosse Freiheit locations, as we take you on a Virtual Tour of the studio where The Beatles recorded “My Bonnie” and where many iconic Beatles and Stuart Sutcliffe photographs were taken.