The Mersey Sound

Restored 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Adrian Henri,Brian Patten,Roger McGough

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014119085X

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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'The Mersey Sound is an attempt to introduce contemporary poetry to the general reader by publishing representative work by each of three modern poets in a single volume, in each case the selection has been made to illustrate the poet's characteristics in style and form'. With this modest brief, The Mersey Sound was conceived and first published in 1967. An anthology which features Roger McGough's work, alongside that of Brian Patten and Adrian Henri (The Liverpool Poets), it went on to sell over half a million copies and to become the bestselling poetry anthology of all time.

The Mersey Sound

Author: Adrian Henri,Roger McGough,Brian Patten

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141189266

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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'The Mersey Sound is an attempt to introduce contemporary poetry to the general reader by publishing representative work by each of three modern poets in a single volume, in each case the selection has been made to illustrate the poet's characteristics in style and form'. With this modest brief, The Mersey Sound was conceived and first published in 1967. An anthology which features Roger McGough's work, alongside that of Brian Patten and Adrian Henri (The Liverpool Poets), it went on to sell over half a million copies and to become the bestselling poetry anthology of all time.

The Mersey sound

Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, Brian Patten

Author: Adrian Henri,Roger McGough,Brian Patten

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

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The Mersey Sound

Liverpool's Language, People and Places

Author: Anthony Grant,Clive Grey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The Beat Makers

The Unsung Heroes of the Mersey Sound

Author: Anthony Hogan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445672083

Category:

Page: 208

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The stories of the bands and the people who made Liverpool the home of Rock 'n' Roll in the early sixties.

Collected Poems

Author: Roger McGough

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141959118

Category: Poetry

Page: 432

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Roger McGough is one of Britain's best loved poets and this collection 'charts [his] passage from youthful exuberance to the wry reflection of his later years. What remains the same throughout the 40 years is the poet's winning wit, accessibility and abiding readability' Independent ---------------------------------- 'Time has confirmed ... that McGough's talent was much more substantial than many of his long-forgotten detractors suspected. If he was a pop poet it was not in any ephemeral sense. A shy extrovert ... he has given voice to poetry and found a voice of his own which is humourful, introspective, irreverent, easy on the ear, conversational. It is also memorable and enduring and fresh. Age has not withered [his lines] nor diminished their potency. Of how much modern poetry can you say that?' Sunday Herald

Beat Waves 'Cross the Mersey

Author: M. Kuhlmann

Publisher: Valueguide

ISBN: 9781588502018

Category: Music

Page: 558

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547 pages, 482 black & white illustrations, 7.4 x 9.7 inches 18.8 x 24.6 cm. Originally published as The Sound With The Pound, this revised and updated edition includes an additional 142 illustrations and 112 pages. A comprehensive anthology of the Merseybeat era, this book chronicles the complete stories of 164 Merseyside groups, plus an additional 100 line-ups and a list of 344 group names, for a total of 607 groups that were active in Liverpool and the surrounding area in the late 1950 s to the end of the Sixties. While most people are familiar with the Beatles, there is a universal misconception that they invented Merseybeat. However, nothing could be further from the truth as Merseybeat was under construction long before the Beatles exploded onto the scene. While not in any way attempting to detract from their ability, it is important that anyone interested in that era gives consideration to the other groups that were the backbone of this phenomenon. Merseybeat was a product created by the many hundreds of Liverpool groups that played there. Many of them were awarded recording contracts, some of which resulted in number one hits and some are still languishing, unreleased, in the archives of some long forgotten record company. This book contains the stories of 164 groups that either recorded or played a substantial role in creating the Mersey Sound and the Merseybeat era and it is both an interesting an invaluable reference of the time and the place.

A Gallery to Play to

The Story of the Mersey Poets

Author: Phil Bowen

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 184631125X

Category: History

Page: 198

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A Gallery to Play to is an intimate account of the lives and careers of the poets Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten. With unparalleled access to the three writers, Phil Bowen has written an indispensable book for anyone interested in poetry, popular culture and society over the last forty years.

As Far as I Know

Author: Roger McGough

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0670921742

Category: Poetry, English

Page: 85

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Take comfort from this. You have a book in your hand not a loaded gun or a parking fine or an invitation card to the wedding of the one you should have married. Roger McGough is a poet at once directly accessible and a master of the art of surprise, in which the everyday wold is refreshingly and, at times, darkly reimagined. Although a distinct sense of menace inhabits many of the poems, he faces the uncertainties and fears of ageing with characteristic wit and courage. One of the most striking poems in this new collection is a reworking of his famous 1960s poem 'let Me Die a Youngman's Death' this time entitled 'Not For Me a Youngmans's Death'. He is a poet of many voices, the Scottish hard man, the smug husband on his deathbed, the odious self-deceiver of the title poem. McGough is equally 'At Home with the Surrealists' as he is on an underground station waiting for a train that will never arrive. Always inventive and irrepressibly comic, the warmth and honesty of the voice reaffirms his position as a true original.

Selected Poems

Author: Brian Patten

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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A selection of Brian Patten's best work over the last forty-five years, chosen by the poet himself. The earliest of these poems, 'Sleep Now', was written when Patten was fifteen, the latest when he was sixty. Presented in rough chronological order, the selection includes a dozen new poems.

It Never Rains

Author: Roger McGough

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241971438

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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It Never Rains by Roger McGough - an expanded edition of comic verse and free line drawings, from the nation's favourite poet While up at Magdalen Spent the time dagdalen. Moved on to Caius Became the baius knaius. 'Oxford Blues' is one of the many new poems in this expanded and revised edition of The State of Poetry, Roger McGough's book of short humorous verse which was published in 2005 as part of Penguin's 70s series celebrating its 70th anniversary. From a poem commissioned to commemorate Dylan Thomas in just 140 characters, which unfortunately comes to an end mid-word, to a pre-emptive erratum notice, these poems show McGough at his inventive, hilarious best - and there are also new line drawings by the author offered at no extra cost. 'The patron saint of poetry' Carol Ann Duffy Roger McGough was a member of the group Scaffold in the 1960s when he contributed poems to the Penguin title The Mersey Sound, which has since sold over a million copies and is now available as a Penguin Classic. He has published many books of poems for children and adults, and both his Collected Poems (2004) and Selected Poems (2006) are also available in Penguin. He presents Poetry Please on Radio 4 and is President of the Poetry Society. He was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2001 and with a CBE in 2005 for services to literature.

Said And Done

Author: Roger McGough

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407071114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Roger McGough is one of Britain's best-loved poets, and something of a national institution. His name is ubiquitous with matter-of-fact Scouse humour, easy-going charm, and perfect observations of the idiosyncrasies of everyday life, whether you know him from his poetry, or from his regular broadcasts on television or radio. Roger first rose to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop group The Scaffold, who had two number one hits - Thank U Very Much and Lily The Pink. He began his poetry career performing with The Grimms, alongside fellow Liverpool poets Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, with whom he went on to publish The Mersey Sound, which remains the biggest-selling British poetry book ever. This is his autobiography - and like the best of his poetry it is packed full of hilarious observations, unbelievable stories, nostalgic reminiscences and bittersweet tales of love, life and loss. From his memories of growing up in Liverpool, playing in bombed out houses as a young boy, to the skiffle-crazed days of his adolescence, through to his time at university - and his meetings there with Larkin. He explores his sudden, almost overnight fame and success with Mike McCartney et all in The Scaffold, as well as his time working with George Martin, and co-writing the Yellow Submarine film script for the Beatles, through his international touring days, to the present. He certainly has many a story to tell about meeting some fascinating characters: Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Marlon Brando, Alan Ginsberg, Pete McCarthy and Salman Rushdie all appear amongst others, but it's his sheer story-telling nous, and his gift for observing the minutia of everyday life, and to completely capture a moment in time which sets this apart from other books. His life story is one that will be universally identifiable to those who grew up with him - who embraced the verve and irreverence of the sixties, only to end up as slightly embittered romantic cynics. This is done here in the most funny, poignant, bittersweet, and melancholic autobiography you will read this year - a man whose hugely popular take on it all resonates with honesty and humour.

Collected Love Poems

Author: Brian Patten

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007343515

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Of all the poets writing today, Brian Patten is perhaps the most accessible and popular. Now his love poems, old and new, are collected together in his single volume.

Passing Rhythms

Liverpool FC and the Transformation of Football

Author: Stephen Hopkins,Cathy Long,John Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1845209672

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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Liverpool Football Club, in stark contrast to its competitors, remains locally owned, not a conglomerate or media business. Unlike its main rivals, the Liverpool club has been loathe to pursue global markets for merchandizing - though it attracts a huge fandom around the world - and its ambitions remain resolutely fixed on footballing success. No football club has ever had such an extended period of dominance in the English game, nor extended that dominance to Europe so effectively. Many of the current crop of top young players are locally born and are a central feature of the city's nightlife, as well as national icons in pop/football/youth culture. But there are fears that the Club's great days have now passed. At the height of its powers in the 1980s, Liverpool FC was the site of two catastrophic crowd disasters, which effectively transformed the sport and added to wounding perceptions about the city's alleged sentimentality, fatalism and irreversible decline. The legacy of the Heysel and Hillsborough tragedies continues to shape the self-image of the Club and those who support it. A seething rivalry with nearby corporate giant Manchester United is a constant reminder of football's new order. Addressing all of these concerns, as well as Liverpool's global reputation as the home of the Beatles and the 'Mersey sound', this book takes an original approach to the study of football by examining its links with other important popular culture forms, especially pop music, but also television and youth styles. In particular, however, it looks at the very special meaning of football in Liverpool.

The Boys from the Mersey

Author: Nicholas Allt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903854501

Category: Gangs

Page: 320

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Nicky Allt was a penniless teenager from the tough Kirkby district of Liverpool who wanted something more, when noone would employ him. In the late seventies that meant clothes, music and Liverpool FC. He joined a young scallywag crew who dressed different, spoke different and met at the Anfield Road End. Their travels would become legend as the Reds conquered Europe. The Road Enders were a bunch of blaggers and fighters to whom every No Entry sign was a challenge and every price tag a joke. They criss-crossed the continent, causing havoc in their wake - and had a whale of a time.

Sky in the Pie

Author: Roger McGough

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Waiter, there's a sky in my pie! Roger McGough has cooked up a delicious feast of poems. This spicy collection contains only the finest ingredients - wit, sparkle and thought-provoking insight from a very superior source. Get ready to have your tastebuds tickled! Warning: some poems will make you choke with laughter, some need to be chewed very carefully.