Buddy & Tommy
Quantum Leap Group
Two films for the price of one. Buddy the Final Day features Tommy Allsup, Waylon Jennings, Carl Bunch, Peggy Sue Gerron & Travis Holley. The second film features a 50th anniversary concert of Buddy Holly's appearance in Liverpool. Tommy Allsup teams up with Johnny Rogers and local Merseybeat musicians Mal Jefferson and Allan Schroeder from the Black Knights
It's Gonna Be All Right 1963-1965
Gerry & the Pacemakers
The running time of 95 mins only tells half the story of this brilliant documentary as the bonus features include 17 complete performances by the band and featurettes including Gerry performing Ferry Cross the Mersey at the Cavern Club and an interview with Bill Harry..
Ferry Cross the Mersey
Director: Jeremy Summers
Following the success of the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night film, Brian Epstein set about finding a film vehicle for Gerry & the Pacemakers.
In Ferry Cross the Mersey, the group enter a Merseybeat contest and try to win it, also featuring Cilla Black & the Fourmost. Great soundtrack CD as well!
The Mersey Sound
Director: Don Haworth
Excellent 1963 BBC documentary focusing on The Beatles, The Undertakers and Group One. There's live footage of all three groups plus interviews with band members. The live footage of the Beatles was filmed at the Little Theatre in Southport.
Pete Best of the Beatles
Director: Geoff Wonfor
Excellent DVD about the life of Pete Best from how the family purchased Haymans Green, the Casbah Club and of course his time with the Beatles and beyond. Featuring interviews with Tony Sheridan, Cynthia Lennon, Klaus Voormann, Jurgan Vollmer, Astrid Kirchherr, Bill Harry, Neil Aspinall and others from the Merseybeat era.
Beat Club, The Best of '65
A healthy helping of Merseybeat on this Best of '65 DVD featuring Peanut Butter/Why Do You Hang Around Me? - The Liverbirds, Living Loving Wreck/ Face In The Crowd/All Of Me - Ian & the Zodiacs, Ferry Cross The Mersey/ Dizzy Miss Lizzy/My Babe - Gerry & the Pacemakers. There's also some quality German beat with the Rattles, the Phantoms & the German Blue Flames
Beat Club, The Best of '66
Vintage performances from the German music show Beat Club although all artists are miming to the records! Of interest to Merseybeat fans here is Peter Gunn (Remo Four), Leave It To Me (Ian And The Zodiacs) and Super Girl (Graham Bonney & Remo Four). The remainder isn't bad either.
The Story of Merseybeat, the Liverpool Sound
Ovation Entertainment Pty Ltd
Excellent BBC documentary from 'The Story Of' series narrated by John Peel based on Peter Frames musical family trees. Features interviews with Johnny Guitar of Rory Storm & the Hurricanes , Johnny Gus of the Big Three & Geoff Nugent of the Undertakers.