It's Love That Really Counts: The Billy Kinsley Story
Cavern City Tours
Excellent book from Spencer Leigh on one of Liverpool's favourite sons.
It takes you on a journey from his childhood in Liverpool, seeing the Beatles for the first time to success with the Merseybeats and Liverpool Express.
Bigger Than the Beatles
Trinity Mirror Media
The only thing bigger than the Beatles was their hometown of Liverpool. It was a remarkable place in the early 60's with more country and western groups, folk groups, soul singers, black artists and female artists than anywhere in Britain. This book looks at the Liverpool scene that became Merseybeat.
The Best of Fellas: The Story of Bob Wooler
The story of Bob Wooler one of the most important figures from the Merseybeat scene. Resident DJ at the Cavern Club but he was much more than that. He looked after the bands, giving them names, booking gigs but of course known for those wonderful woolerisms, just ask 'he Sheik of Shake' or the ‘the panda-footed prince of prance’ ...
Encyclopedia of "Beatles" People
by Bill Harry
Bill Harry the founder of the Merseybeat newspaper and school friend of John Lennon & Stuart Sutcliffe has written or co-written around thirty books of varying quality. 'Beatles People' published in 1997 begins with Bill Harry's speciality, a 20 page introduction on the Birth of Merseybeat then a very short, just over a page, of the Chronology of the Beatles before Ringo Starr joined them in August 1962. READ MORE
Let's Go Down the Cavern: Story of Liverpool's Merseybeat
Let's Go Down the Cavern was published in 1984, the year the 'new' Cavern Club opened it's doors. Prolific author Spencer Leigh spoke to 130 Merseybeat musicians and amassed 50 hours of conversations. The book is split into three parts, a history of Merseybeat, a Merseybeat 25 and a Merseybeat discography 1963-1965.