The Road to Love Me Do: The Beatles & Their Contemporaries By Spencer Leigh and Mike Jones
The Road To Love Me Do:
The Beatles & Their Contemporaries
There have been hundreds of books, even thousands, about the Beatles. They keep on coming but usually they cover familiar ground. Not this one. We know that The Road to Love Me Do The Beatles & Their Contemporaries is unique.
If the Beatles’ music was ground-breaking, then we need to look at the ground it was going to break. We have unearthed practice tapes and recordings which reveal how these bands were developing in the late 50s and early 60s. It is also telling to recount how professional musicians from Liverpool fared before the Beatles.
As far as we know, this is the first music book that comes with QR codes. This enables you to hear most of the tracks in The Road to Love Me Do immediately. It is easy to use. This is all exciting to us as we believe this is the first music book that offers the readers a unique listening experience.
Is there anything new to be said about the Beatles?
Don’t groan because the answer is YES.
The Road to Love Me Do looks at the early years of the Beatles in Liverpool and Hamburg and how they came to make that first Parlophone single in October 1962.
But it doesn’t look at the Beatles and their home lives.
Rather, it looks at their musical contemporaries and sees how
Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Swinging Blue Jeans.
Rory Storm influenced each other.
Who on earth were Wump and his Werbles and how do they affect the story?
With extraordinary patience, Spencer and Mike have tracked down 100 different records – acetates on the road to Love Me Do.
You can’t possibly have heard of them but now they are available with the QR codes in this book.
There are 288 pages, A4 size, quality paper – and the book is fully illustrated with unseen photographs
Liverpool was a melting pot of entertainment long before the Beatles with national stars like
and Billy Fury.
There are surprises on every page in The Road To Love Me Do – no one can possibly say, “I know that!” It is not just history as it affects what we know today.
P S It is also very funny
PPS As Hunter Davies says, “This book is a good ‘’un. It uncovers lots of new things.”
Spencer and Mike.
About the Authors
Spencer Leigh was born in Liverpool in 1945 and has written biographies of Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and Simon and Garfunkel. He has broadcast over 2,000 shows for BBC Radio Merseyside and has specialised in talking to Merseybeat musicians. The interviews are in the process of being given to Liverpool Central Library and Record Office for public use.
Mike Jones was born in Liverpool in 1994 and is fascinated by Liverpool’s rich musical past. Since graduating from Hope University with a degree in popular music he has provided information and memorabilia for books, exhibitions, CD compilations and documentaries. He has performed all over the UK in various bands, played with original 1960s Merseybeat musicians and aims to document as much of Liverpool’s mid-20th century musical history as possible.
- Publisher : Beatles Liverpool and More Ltd (2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- Size : 21x29.7 cm
Please Note Price Includes Postage and Packaging
Books will be dispatched week beginning 22nd August 2022