The Beatles – Made on Merseyside
Next Friday, 29 March 2019, BBC Four will be broadcasting a special TV programme, “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? 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.
The programme will last for 1 hour and 22 minutes and will be available on the internet after it has been on the air. Sadly, the net edition will only be available in the U.K.
I will also like to take this opportunity to apologise for the lack of posts lately. It’s just that I haven’t been inspired to write anything worthwhile. This situation is likely to continue, at least for the time being. I am still editor-in-chief of the Norwegian Wood Beatles fanzine in Norwegian, and we have just published another 100 page issue. I also still blog in Norwegian on www.norwegianwood.org. The Daily Beatle also still has a presence on Facebook, where I mainly post links to news items about the Beatles and Paul, Ringo, etc.
I should also inform you that due to changes in Google, comments on blog posts made by people who were logged in with their Google+ user accounts will suddenly disappear. Google does what Google wants, I guess.