While searching for Beatles books that were published this year for my Best Beatles Book 2020 Poll, I stumbled upon Beatles, Beatmakers, Merseybeat and Me by Karl Terry. Karl hails from Liverpool and got to not only experience Beatlemania first hand, but he was also in several bands that over the early years considered The Beatles their contemporaries, their competition and eventually the band to emulate.
This 112 page e-book was just published July 4, 2020. And the fascinating thing about it is that it tells the story of what was going on in and around The Beatles during their early years and their heyday. There are plenty of books about The Beatles and other Merseybeat bands, but nothing quite like this one. Karl Terry will give you an inside perspective of what it was like to be one of the other bands in Liverpool in the 1960’s while talking about the other scouser bands he shared the stage and bill with.
But it’s not just about The Beatles and Liverpool. Karl will make you laugh out loud at some of the more outrageous stories and near disastrous happenings of his own band mates and himself as they toured France, Spain and Germany playing to beat loving audiences. How fast can a band get kicked out of a hotel?
If you enjoy traveling back to 1960’s Liverpool and the clubs of Germany, you’ll definitely love reading this short, but thrilling journey. And for that reason…
I rate this book, 3 out of 4 Beetles!
5 responses to “Book Review: “BEATLES, BEATMAKERS, MERSEYBEAT, AND ME” by Karl Terry”
Thanks again for your KIND words ,Karl Terry
A really good read, and some funny escapades of what happened when young bands toured abroad in the 60’s. I enjoyed reading and looking at the photos published,hoping for another book.
The NEW follow up book was finished last January but am advised by my publisher not to have printed till next year because of covid not able to book launch]
I really enjoyed this book, it gives you a good feel of what was going on in the music scene in the 60’s and a right good laugh as well.
God bless Terence thank you