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'MERSEY BEAT. Merseyside's Own Entertainment Paper'.


About this object

This locally produced entertainment publication was founded by Bill Harry in 1961. The paper featured news about Liverpool bands, and music stars who performed in the city.

Brian Epstein was one of the paper's main supporters. Before he became the Beatle’s manager he wrote a regular column about new record releases available at his stores - North End Music Stores. In this edition you can see a front page advert for NEMS.

Exclusive interviews and photographs of The Beatles were featured in many issues as their popularity soared under Brian’s management.

Later, Brian and Harry worked together to create a national music paper, however it was not to last.

The final edition of Mersey Beat was produced in 1964.

Object specifics

  • Title
    'MERSEY BEAT. Merseyside's Own Entertainment Paper'.
  • Accession no.
  • Type
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Paper; Ink
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    320 mm x 250 mm
  • Related people
    Brian Epstein (Associated Person) ; Bill Harry (Associated Person) ; Brian James Hudson (Associated Person)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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