• Music Reviews: The Merseybeats and Merseys, plus Diana Jones and Eddie 9-Volt

    13 days ago - By TMR

    The Merseybeats -a rock group that formed in Liverpool, England, in the early 1960s-were very much a part of the scene that led to the British Invasion, but for whatever reason, they weren't part of the Invasion itself. While such contemporaries as the Searchers, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Troggs, and of course the Beatles took America by storm, the Merseybeats' music rarely even aired in the U.S., much less invaded. Still, if you want to fully understand the Merseybeat scene (named for 1960s rock bands around Liverpool and the River Mersey), you need a taste of the outfit that actually...
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