While the Beatles were growing up in Liverpool, they endured a rather industrial upbringing. The city has been described as very dreary and working class, however, Liverpool native & author David Bedford gives us a more upbeat look at the city.
David will join me on the radio show today & talk about his exquisitely documented book on the roots of the Beatles. Liddypool-Birthplace of The Beatles is a great addition to any collection and contains meticulous facts about the city and its influence on the lads. The book also contains gorgeous photographs of the city, some rare & unseen, not to mention fascinating interviews with numerous Beatle "cast of characters."
David came to write his book in an almost backward manner, as he began reading about The Beatles simply because it was 1) local history that he should know about anyhow and 2) he was diagnosed with an illness that limited his physical activity. During the process of absorbing Beatle history, he found that a lot of the "facts" of the Beatles were given with conflicting dates. The desire to find out the facts was very strong for him & he set out to get the proper information and share it with readers.
You can read more about his book at www.liddypool.com
David's newest book is The Fab One Hundred and Four: The Evolution of The Beatles from the Quarrymen to the Fab Four will be out in the next days & you'll be able to read more about it at: www.fab104.com
Peace, Love & The Beatles,