Just read this wonderful labour of love by Thom Hickey and got so misty-eyed with nostalgia for the decade we came of age, I just had to reblog it. We were so spoiled for choice it’s easy to forget some of those bands. One thing’s for sure, we won’t be sitting around in old folks’ homes singing Vera Lynn songs …
Some Other Guys 2 – British Beat Groups in the shadow of The Beatles
As the 1960s dawned winds of change were blowing not just across the colonies of the British Empire but also whistling through the great provincial cities of England.
A generation of young working class men, now that military conscription had been banished to history, no longer had to shudderingly look forward to years of endless spud peeling, square bashing and boot polishing.
Now, if they had the imagination, the will and the courage they could march to the beat of their own drum. And, if along with the drum they added two guitars and a bass they had a beat group!
If you’re looking for the great provincial city where the new call to arms was most resoundingly answered you have to sail down the River Mersey to Liverpool.
Liverpool was a great port city. And…
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