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The Beatles: Made on Merseyside

They defined music and popular culture like no other band ever will. But how did The Beatles make the journey from Merseyside teenagers to international pop stars in the 1960s?

They defined music and popular culture like no other band ever will. But how did The Beatles make the journey from Merseyside teenagers to international pop stars in the 1960s? The Beatles: Made on Merseyside recounts how American rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues dragged post-war Liverpool into one of the most vibrant music cities ever with the Mersey Sound.

Featuring unique archive and revealing interviews from those involved in the early years of The Beatles in Liverpool and Hamburg, we discover the story of The Beatles’ previous band formations and why it took so long for them to achieve success. From school bands to colleges, Hamburg to The Cavern Club, The Beatles moved from skiffle to rock ‘n’ roll before creating their unique sound.

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1 hour, 22 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Mar 2019 23:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    The Isley Brothers

    Twist and Shout

  • 00:12

    Richard Barrett

    Some Other Guy

  • 00:17

    Elvis Presley

    Baby Let’s Play House

  • 00:36

    Wilbert Harrison

    Kansas City

  • 00:56

    Elvis Presley

    Baby Let’s Play House

  • 01:03

    Wilbert Harrison

    Kansas City

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Alan Byron
Director Alan Byron

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