The Fab one
   hundred and Four

By David Bedford

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David’s first book, “Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles”

The Fab 104

The new book from David Bedford

John Lennon: The boy who became a legend

Michael Hill’s new book (edited by David) about  how Michael turned his school friend onto rock ‘n’ roll

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15-17 April 2016

Fest for Beatles Fans - Chicago August 2016

Liverpool International Beatles Festival August 2016

The Quarrymen to The Fab Four The Beatles members

The Evolution of The Beatles

All about the author David Bedford

  About David Bedford

I grew up in The Dingle by the bottom of Madryn Street, where Ringo was born. In 1969, at the age of four, I started my education at St. Silas School, which Ringo had attended years before. My dad came to Liverpool as vicar of St. Philemon’s Church, which was incorporated in the parish of St. Silas Church. St. Silas is the same church where Ringo sang in the choir and where his parents were married. My house was two doors away from the Men’s Club, regularly attended by John Lennon’s uncles. I lived in The Dingle until I was twenty-four, having lived in Teilo Street after I was married. Our home was two streets away from Admiral Grove where Ringo lived from the age of five. Ringo once stated, “When you lived in The Dingle, you aspired to have a semi in the suburbs of Mossley Hill or Woolton”.

My wife Alix and I decided to move out to Mossley Hill when we were ready to start a family, to within half a mile of Penny Lane—yes, that Penny Lane. Our children—Philippa, Lauren and Ashleigh—have all attended Dovedale School where John Lennon, George Harrison and Ivan Vaughan received their early education. The Beatles have been a part of my life for a long time. After picking up my first guitar at ten years old, a Beatles’ song book was added so I could learn my favourite tunes. In 2000 I started writing and researching a book on The Beatles and Liverpool and, nine years later, my first book “Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles” was published. Now in its second print, it has been called the definitive book on The Beatles and Liverpool. This started my love for writing about The Beatles, and “The FAB one hundred and Four” is my second book, which only took three years to write!!

David Bedford

Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles was released in 2009 and has sold over 3,000 copies and is in its second print. It is the definitive book about the early history of The Beatles.

Explore and discover The Beatles’ Liverpool like never before, with a wealth of information including 103 venues, 59 homes and 24 schools, plus meet the 27 musicians who featured in the story of The Beatles, from John Lennon’s first skiffle group, right through until the “Fab Four”.

For the first time, a writer has accumulated a wealth of knowledge about the city at the heart of the Beatles’ story: Liverpool. Drawing on thousands of hours of research, Liverpudlian David Bedford went back to sources to speak to eyewitnesses to the birth of the band that changed the face of modern music.

The foreword was written by Pete Best, former drummer of The Beatles. Find out more at

The Beatles

In 2012, along with the Beatles Social Network, we launched The Beatles as a new  information-led Beatles website where you can find details on The Beatles’ records, songs, history and lots of other great information.

We have a membership scheme with “Free As A Bird” for free, “Silver Beatle” at $2 a month and “Golden Slumbers” at $5 a month, which will include a monthly newsletter and, for the “Golden Slumbers” members, a new e-zine “Mersey Beatle” by Bill Harry with exclusive archive and new features.


The author (right) with The Quarrymen

The author (right) with Bill Harry