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David’s first book, “Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles”
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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-
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!!
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 www.liddypool.com
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The author (right) with The Quarrymen
The author (right) with Bill Harry