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Liddypool Press Release - FINAL

Liddypool Press Release - FINAL

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Press release announcing a new book, "Liddypool, The Birthplace of the Beatles."
Press release announcing a new book, "Liddypool, The Birthplace of the Beatles."

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PRESS RELEASE
US Media Contact: Lauren Weinkrantz –  laurenweinkrantz@gmail.comUK Media Contact: David Bedford:dave@liddypool.com
Critically Acclaimed Beatles Book,“Liddypool, The Birthplace of The Beatles” Releases Its Second Edition
 Liverpool, UK – September 12, 2011 - Liddypool, The Birthplace of The Beatles
, thecritically acclaimed book to concentrate solely on the history of The Beatles from their experience of living and growing up in Liverpool, has been released in its second andexpanded edition.Covering their rise from childhood in the 1940s and obscurity to their triumphant civicreception at Liverpool Town Hall on 10th July 1964, when the city said goodbye to theFab Four, author  David Bedforduses local knowledge and eyewitness testimony to chart every band member and name-change and lineup, from The Black Jacks to The Beatles:the real story of the “Fab 27”.Bedford, a Liverpool native and noted Beatles historian, has updated what is consideredto be the definitive book describing facts and truths of the colorful, formative years of The Beatles, starting many years before they stepped out in suits and mop-top haircuts.In its new, soft back version, which includes a new map and updated content, thisgloriously, colorful new edition takes fans on a unique magical mystery tour through the
 
Liverpool of The Beatles, while setting the record straight on many myths and legends.
First Edition Gains Critical Acclaim
The best illustrated book on the Beatle Liverpool I have seen
.Hunter Davies, Official Beatles biographer 
This is the best Beatles book for 20 years
. - Bill Heckle, Director of Cavern CityTours and organizer of the annual Beatle Week Festival, Liverpool.
 Having been a Beatle for two years and not professing to be a Beatle historian, tome, this book is totally enlightening 
. - Pete Best, original band member anddrummer of The Beatles
 
 I read the news today, oh boy! David Bedford is one of the fabbest Beatle buffsaround. I should know, being the Liverpool Echo's Beatle expert: every Moptoptome passes through my hands and this is an outstanding literary gig. -
Peter Grant, Liverpool Echo.
 
The depth of David Bedford's research is unprecedented. This is a fascinating,valuable and devoted piece of detective work which will appeal to any fan of the Beatles. -
Janine Ross, Marketing Manager, The Beatles Story Ltd.Bedford spent nearly a decade compiling
 Liddypool: Birthplace of the Beatles
(DaltonWatson Fine Books, Ltd). “Most authors who have written about the Beatles write aboutLiverpool from their computers in another country. All of my research was done the old-fashioned way: by visiting sites, talking to eyewitnesses first- hand, collecting storiesfrom friends and acquaintances of The Beatles, and viewing hundreds of documents and previously unseen photographs. It was a labour of love.”
Foreword by former Beatles drummer Pete Best 
In a market that has seen an estimated 8,000 books published about The Beatles,
 Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles
is unique. How did they eventually become The FabFour? Who changed the course of Beatles folklore because she won on the horses? Why
 
was Pete Best dismissed? The new theory is proposed. Were they really John, Paul,George, Stuart and Norman?Whether you are a fan, a fanatic or a “fanorak”, this book will tell you how they becamethe “Fab Four”. It is: A history book – the history of Liverpool, plus a chronological longand winding road through the life of John, Paul, George, Stuart, Pete, Ringo, BrianEpstein, The Quarrymen and many more. Bedford has interviewed; Pete Best, AllanWilliams, The Quarrymen, Bill Harry, Alistair Taylor, Ken Brown, Julia Baird and manymore, to get first-hand, eyewitness accounts.Liddypool is a reference book – search by date, Liverpool song connections, venue or geography and a guide book – Bedford provides maps and directions for every suburbwithin Merseyside connected with The Beatles. You can follow walking tours aroundLiverpool City Centre; The Dingle; the Penny Lane area; Wavertree; Childwall, andWoolton with information and photographs about The Beatles. Discover and explore 59homes, 24 schools and 103 music venues.
 About the author 
David Bedford is a life-long Beatles fan who grew up in the Dingle, Liverpool, near the bottom of the street where Ringo Starr was born; attended the same school as the famousdrummer – though many years later – and has been involved as a parent and governor atDovedale School, where John Lennon and George Harrison attended; he has lived byPenny Lane for over 20 years. Bedford is also a feature writer for The British Beatles FanClub since 2000. He has been interviewed in the UK on BBC and Local Radio andseveral national British newspapers about his knowledge of The Beatles, as well as USBeatles radio shows. He was chosen by Paul McCartney’s production team to lead anddirect the film crew around McCartney’s childhood haunts for the pre-show film on hisBack in the World tour, and consultant on the new Beatles exhibit at the recently openedMuseum of Liverpool.

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