Liverpool

Liverpool : Wondrous Place - Music from the Cavern to the Coral

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LOVED AND LOATHED, LIVERPOOL PROVOKES EMOTIONS LIKE NO OTHER CTIY IN BRITAIN. What makes 'the Pool of Life' so different? the birthplace of the Beatles, it is the cradle of UK music. It has produced more pop stars than anywhere else - from Cilla Black to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, from Billy Fury to Atomic Kitten. But Liverpool has also been a byword for disaster - the Bad News Capital of Britain. The twent-first century has seen a dramatic restoration of Liverpool's reputation with its successful bid to become the European Capital of Culture 2008. Read the extraordinary story of theis uniquely creative yet notorious town. Find out why Liverpool is more than a place where music happens - Liverpool is a reason why music happens. Featuring interviews with its key players, this book uncovers the musical impulse at the heart of Britains strangest, most self-obsessed city.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp b&w photographs
  • 0753508400
  • 9780753508404

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LOVED AND LOATHED, LIVERPOOL PROVOKES EMOTIONS LIKE NO OTHER CTIY IN BRITAIN What makes 'the Pool of Life' so different? the birthplace of the Beatles, it is the cradle of UK music. It has produced more pop stars than anywhere else - from Cilla Black to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, from Billy Fury to Atomic Kitten. But Liverpool has also been a byword for disaster - the Bad News Capital of Britain. The twent-first century has seen a dramatic restoration of Liverpool's reputation with its successful bid to become the European Capital of Culture 2008. Read the extraordinary story of theis uniquely creative yet notorious town. Find out why Liverpool is more than a place where music happens - Liverpool is a reason why music happens. Featuring interviews with its key players, this book uncovers the musical impulse at the heart of Britains strangest, most self-obsessed city.show more

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"Du Noyer's erudition and lightness of touch is a reward in itself ... An essential addition to the shelves of every serious rock fan."show more

About Paul Du Noyer

Paul Du Noyer was born and raised in Liverpool and has been writing about music for over twenty years. He has been the assistant editor of the NME, the editor of Q and founding editor of MOJO. His other books include a history of John Lennon's solo years, We All Shine On. He is currently the associate editor of Word magazine.show more

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