In the Fab 104, the author records all of The Beatles members, from John Lennon’s first group The Quarrymen, to Beatles members you may not have heard of. Every member of The Quarrymen or The Beatles is listed, the Fab Four, performers and musical inspirations!
When one considers The Beatles’ musical influences, several names naturally come to mind: Harold Phillips, Ian James, Vinnie Ismael, Michael Hill, Marie Maguire and Arthur Pendleton. What’s that you say? Never heard of them? Well, surely these names from the Fab lineup strike a chord: Norman Chapman and Ronnie The Ted . No?
Well, remember when the boys were joined onstage by household names like Tanya Day, Royston Ellis, Simone Jackson and Janice The Stripper? Hmmm. Don’t ring a bell?
This is the entire point of Liddypool author David Bedford’s newest historical romp, The FAB One Hundred and FOUR, a meticulously-
So much has been written about the group, one would think there’s little left to cover. But Bedford has ventured into uncharted territory, fleshing out the lives of the unsung heroes – and heroines – of The Beatles’ incredible beginnings and rise to fame.
REVIEWS OF THE FAB ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR: THE EVOLUTION OF THE BEATLES
David Bedford, the contemporary scribe of Liverpool life, has done it again. This book, graphically supreme as “Liddypool”, takes you closer to the way it was. This is the real thing by a man who knows the famed musical and social history of his city like few others. His pride in Liverpool is contagious.
Larry Kane, Beatles friend and author
The FAB one hundred and FOUR is a meticulously-researched, thoughtfully-written and lavishly-illustrated volume that address the important, but largely unknown players in the evolution of The Beatles.
Mark Naboshek, Beatles fan and collector