In the scuffed but throbbing club, bands like Big Three and The Beatles are helping to define the Mersey sound
The three Merseyside poets combined to write a book of poems, the Mersey Sound
, which became an unlikely best-seller.
Sex, Chips and Poetry: 50 Years of the Mersey Sound
BBC4, Tuesday, 9pm Whenever cultural events from 1967 are mentioned, the Summer of Love and the release of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band usually spring to mind, but in the Fab Four's home city of Liverpool, something else was stirring.
Decca, aware of the growing Mersey sound
, decided they wanted to give the West Midlands its own musical style: to that end, the Plazents became The Brumbeats.
To boot, he ran his "bus trips" first to Liverpool, with the Mersey Sound
, and then to the Twisted Wheel in Manchester, when the soul music became the "in thing.
The Mersey sound
was coming through as I was growing up and then came the Motown sound.
Inspired by The Beatles and the Mersey Sound
, singers Bobby and Laura have a hit with their single, Dreamboats and Miniskirts, but struggle with their follow-up and future together.
I remember the Mersey Sound
, best-selling poets who came out of Liverpool in the slipstream of The Beatles.
Just as Liverpool had its Mersey Sound
, later called Mersey Beat, the 60s music from Birmingham and the Black Country became known as Brum Beat, though it was more a description of geographical location than a distinctive sound found only in this region.
It was the same year that the influential Mersey Sound
, a book of poems by Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri, was published.
The best-selling 1967 book The Mersey Sound
featured which three poets?
Sir Monty was well on top at the post and won by three-quarters of a length from Mersey Sound
with another half back to Laggan Bay.