Music from the Mersey | The story of pop music in Liverpool
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 29 October 1982
DURATION | 43 minutes 45 seconds
Pete Fulwell, co-founder of Eric's nightclub, documents the second wave of Liverpool music and the cultural, political and social influences of the early 1980s that fuelled it. The story includes major and minor artists of the time, from Echo and the Bunnymen and Wah! to Cook Da Books and Send No Flowers, and illustrates how this second generation's music rejected the legacy of The Beatles.
Peter Hooton, who is interviewed here as co-editor of fanzine 'The End', later formed pop band The Farm, whose biggest hit, 'All Together Now', featured backing vocals from Pete Wylie.
The Beatles speak candidly about their future prospects.
Can the Beatles achieve a lasting career in show business?
Fans and friends of The Beatles recall the band's early days.
Brian Epstein talks about managing The Beatles, Cilla Black and other artists.
'We want the Beatles!' scream fans in New York.
The Fab Four are back in the UK.
Brian Matthew interviews The Beatles on their return from the United States.
Beatles manager Brian Epstein speaks about his life.
David Frost invites Paul McCartney for a chat.
Record producer George Martin reveals his favourite Beatles track.
Should The Beatles have been awarded MBEs?
How urban regeneration tore the heart out of the Singing City.
Bernard Falk reports from a disappointing first annual Mersey Beat convention.
Liverpool's first king of rock discusses his career.
The Cavern Club's DJ lifts the lid on The Beatles.
Gerry Marsden talks about finding fame and fortune with The Pacemakers.
A personal tour of Liverpool in the late 1970s.
Liverpool poet Roger McGough talks poetry, pop, religion and scaffolding.
Mersey Beat is dead: so says Liverpool's new generation of musicians.
Pete Wylie selects his favourite records for Kid Jensen.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood singer Holly Johnson picks some favourite tracks
A tour of the UK's musical hubs begins with Liverpool.
How did a small backstreet jazz club become the most famous music venue in the world?
Photographs taken during the recording of an episode of the BBC pop music show 'Saturday Club', broadcast on 21 December 1963.
The Beatles at various BBC recordings during the years 1963 to 1965.
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