The Beatles’ Final US Tour

The Beatles’ Final US Tour

American editor Art Unger was looking for provocative quotes when he was putting together the August 1966 issue of teen magazine Datebook. He was planning a ‘Shout-Out’ edition to showcase the voice of youth – and was delighted when the Beatles’ press office offered...
Everton in the 60s

Everton in the 60s

It wasn’t just the Beatles who put Liverpool on the map in the swinging ‘60s. Everton Football Club were flying high too, winning two league championships and an FA Cup under the watchful eye of manager Harry Catterick. Unlike Liverpool’s extrovert boss Bill Shankly,...
Paisley Appointed

Paisley Appointed

A brilliant chapter in the history of Liverpool Football Club began 45 years ago this week in July 1974. Bob Paisley stepped up to be the Reds’ manager after the retirement of Anfield legend Bill Shankly. Paisley would go on to win the highest accolades in the game –...
The 5th Beatle

The 5th Beatle

Over the years, many people have laid claim to the informal title of the fifth Beatle. Some say it was original band member Stuart Sutcliffe. Others reckon it was the group’s first drummer Pete Best. Many point to the influence of manager Brian Epstein or producer...
Pre-season Training

Pre-season Training

Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was in no mood to hang around at the start of the 1971-2 football season. The Reds had just lost the FA Cup Final, going down 2-1 to Arsenal after extra time, and Shankly was determined not to miss out again. He was back in training in...
Liverpool Entertainment

Liverpool Entertainment

When Beatlemania gripped the country in the early 1960s, it wasn’t just the Fab Four’s music that made a splash. Everything from wallpaper and waxworks to toys and tribute bands became part of the Merseyside phenomenon. Even hairsprays got the Beatles’ treatment,...