The Country of Liverpool: Nashville of The North (SOFTBACK)

The Country of Liverpool: Nashville of the North by David Bedford. The Untold Story of the Country Roots of The Beatles and Liverpool

£25.00

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Description

The new book from David Bedford, author of Liddypool.

  • Discover the Country and Western scene in Liverpool from the 60s onwards as we look into Phil Brady’s scrapbook.
  • Discover the Country roots of The Beatles, from the skiffle of The Quarrymen right through their recording career, and after The Beatles split up.
  • 480 pages of full colour; signed and numbered limited edition

“Country music profoundly shaped the British Invasion, but has not received the attention it deserves. David Bedford’s impeccable research provides an in-depth look at how Country and Western reached Liverpool, turning the city into the “Nashville of the North”; how the city developed its own country stars; and how the Beatles were influenced by the music. The Country of Liverpool is an invaluable resource that sheds greater light onto how the city and the country genre helped transform the music of the 1960s—transformations that still resound today.”

Kit O’Toole, author, Songs We Were Singing: Guided Tours through the Beatles’ Lesser Known Tracks

This is a signed, Softback Edition.

David Bedford

Reviews

  1. Ken Womack

    “Leave it to none other than David Bedford—the author of Liddypool, no less—to provide a superb, granular history of Liverpool’s affinity for country music and roots music. In his inimitable style, Bedford draws us into the story of the city’s defining players and the music—always the music!—that made the Great City the hotbed of artistic creation that fathered the twentieth century’s most profound and abiding sound effusions. Lavishly illustrated, The Country of Liverpool traces the Fab Four’s country ’n’ western influences, while exploring the genre’s expansive impact before, during, and after the band’s career.” 
    Ken Womack, author of Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of The Beatles

  2. Jude Kessler

    “In 1964, The Beatles created entire LP, Beatles for Sale, as a homage to their life-long love of country music. But how did this connection to musicians such as Carl Perkins begin? It began in The Country of Liverpool! And here, in exciting and accurate detail, David Bedford walks us through the Liverpool-link to The Beatles’ country and western vibes. Known for his detailed research and passion for “getting things right,” Bedford unfolds yet another dimension in The Beatles’ story that has long been overlooked. This book is a must-read for Beatles fans and scholars alike. I loved it!”
    Jude Kessler, author of the John Lennon Series

  3. Kit O’Toole

    “Country music profoundly shaped the British Invasion, but has not received the attention it deserves. David Bedford’s impeccable research provides an in-depth look at how Country and Western reached Liverpool, turning the city into the “Nashville of the North”; how the city developed its own country stars; and how the Beatles were influenced by the music. The Country of Liverpool is an invaluable resource that sheds greater light onto how the city and the country genre helped transform the music of the 1960s—transformations that still resound today.” 
    Kit O’Toole, author, Songs We Were Singing: Guided Tours through the Beatles’ Lesser Known Tracks

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