The Mersey Beats Of Liverpool – A Hard Day's Night. Label: Arc International – A 841. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album.
LIVERPOOL A-GO-GO 1965 . Bob Wooler, Cavern Club DJ and compere, takes us on a tour of Liverpool to see popular beat groups and local sights. Merseybeat groups perform at the Cavern Club, on a double-decker bus, aboard the Royal Isis (Mersey River beat cruise), the courtyard of the Town Hall in Castle Street, and the sea shore at New Brighton. Musical performances: The Fourmost: "Today I'm In Love," "Baby Baby" and "Hello Little Girl" (the first song ever written by John Lennon). Segment on the Beatles' Liverpool homecoming for the world premier of, "A Hard Day's Night. Bob Wooler shows us areas of Liverpool still torn apart from WWII bombing. At the New Brighton seaside carnival, we see the "Helter Skelter" ride made famous on the Beatle's White Album. Note: Liverpool A-Go-Go was made for the .
Four days after the world première of A Hard Day's Night in London, The Beatles arrived in Liverpool for the first northern England screening. We weren't really apprehensive abut going back to Liverpool, for the other premiere. We'd heard one or two little rumours that people felt we'd betrayed them by leaving, and shouldn't have gone to live in London. Also present were friends and family of the group, plus Lord and Lady Derby and the Bishop of Liverpool, and various invited local musicians.
Here are a couple of CD's I made of "The Mersey Beats of Liverpool" on the ARC Record label from Canada. In the sixties, ARC of Canada were involved with Oriole Records of England. As you know Oriole had all of the Embassy tracks at that time.
The Merseybeats were one of the better quartets to come out of the British Invasion without ever making a dent on the charts in the United States - along with the Roulettes, the Chants, and the Undertakers, they represent an undeservedly lost chapter in early-'60s British rock & roll. By the end of 1962, the Merseybeats lineup had solidified around Crane and Kinsley, with Aaron Williams joining on rhythm guitar in place of Elias and John Banks succeeding Sloane. The group made their recording debut around this time as part of the Oriole label's Liverpool showcase, This Is Merseybeat. The Merseybeats were successful enough to get an LP release, and the resulting self-titled album showcased their limitations as well as their virtues.
|A1||A Hard Day's Night|
|A2||Nobody I Know|
|A3||Here I Go Again|
|A4||Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying|
|A5||Can't You See That She's Mine|
|A6||Don't Throw Your Love Away|
|B2||You Can't Do That|
|B3||It's All Over Now|
|B4||You're No Good|
|B5||A Little Loving|
|B6||Baby Let Me Take You Home|