Historical approaches to Merseybeat

Inglis, Ian (2009) Historical approaches to Merseybeat. Popular Music History, 4 (1). pp. 39-55. ISSN 1740-7133

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/pomh.v4i1.39


This article examines the connections between place and sound with a particular concentration upon Liverpool and ‘Merseybeat’. The article examines the ways in which accounts of the city’s musical sound in the early 1960s have been presented in journalistic and critical reception of Liverpool’s popular music. It considers the assumptions behind those accounts, assesses the validity of the explanations they offer and traces the evolution of academic, journalistic and populist discourses about Merseybeat. The contributions can be organized into three categories (delivery, affinity and diversity) which are broadly distinctive perspectives that usefully indicate the different ways in which the sound of Merseybeat has been approached.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Musicology, Merseyside (England)
Subjects: V200 History by area
W300 Music
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 13:25
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1679

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