Merseybeat Legend Beryl Marsden takes us back to that iconic era
Tomorrow night the sounds of the iconic Merseybeat era will be heard once again the city centre as Liverpool Loves Merseybeat takes over the Pier Head taking music fans on a trip down memory lane to relive the sounds of the Swinging Sixties when life was all about peace and love.
The indoor concert will take place at 7pm on Friday 5 August in the Culturebox Marquee, which will be located at Pier Head Liverpool, part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and will be headlined by Liverpool legend Beryl Marsden. Watch our chat with her above at the Beatles Story on the Pier Head.
Known for her powerful and soulful voice, Beryl supported The Beatles on their last UK tour in 1965. And during her career she has been signed to both Decca Records and Columbia Records and been in a band with Rod Stewart & Mick Fleetwood.
We think you will agree her stories are pretty special and her voice ain’t all that bad either!
Also on the bill are Ray Ennis, Karl Terry, Brian Saxophone Jones & Billy Kinsley
Ray Ennis led the line-up of The Swinging Blue Jeans, who shot to fame in the early 1960s with hits including Hippy Hippy Shake, Good Golly Miss Molly and You’re No Good. He now performs as Ray Ennis’s Blue Jeans.
Vocalist Karl Terry, of The Cruisers fame, performed on the same bill as The Beatles at Litherland Town Hall in October 1961. The show was part of one-off show where the Fab and Gerry & The Pacemakers merged to become The Beat-Makers for one night.
Brian Saxophone Jones has been playing with The Undertakers for over 50 years. Cavern Club favourites, the band played a huge part in creating the Merseybeat era. Last year he hosted his own show at the Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton to celebrate 60 years in show business. Brian is one of the country’s leading saxophonists and is currently recording a new album with The Undertakers as well as new solo material.
Billy Kinsley formed The Mavericks with Tony Crane. After taking up a residency at the Cavern Club, they renamed the band The Merseybeats and quickly became one of the most popular bands of the time. The Mersey Beats still hold the record of appearing with The Beatles more than any other artistes. Billy was also part of the hugely successful band, Liverpool Express.
Liverpool Loves returns for the second year, with events and entertainment spanning three days fromThursday 4 August to Saturday 6 August – celebrating all that is great about life in Liverpool under thethemes of Business, Culture, Food and Wellbeing.