The Beat Goes Online

Welcome to The Beat Goes Online, a permanent online resource that supported and expanded on the themes from The Beat Goes On exhibition.

composite image with the words 'the beat goes on' over a 1960s photo of screaming girls and a recent busy club scene

Inspired by Liverpool’s significant contribution to popular music, The Beat Goes On exhibition showcased Merseyside’s vibrant music scenes that have played a major part in the city’s life over the past 60 years.

In The Beat Goes Online you can explore the topics from the exhibition in more depth. This online resource offers a broader perspective, relating the exhibition themes to issues and debates concerning popular music more generally.

We hope to get you thinking about popular music in different ways. For example, find out what connects the alternative, underground rock scenes of Liverpool and the Iranian capital, Tehran. Or consider the role of photographers in the making of pop stars.

Follow the links below to explore the exhibition themes: