Bill Harry


Bill Harry

Bill Harry (born in Liverpool, England) is the creator of Mersey Beat, an important magazine of the 1960s focused on Liverpool music scene. He attended Liverpool College of Art with John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe. Harry was a member of The Dissenters [http://www.beatlestoday.com/beatles/articles/200606012.html] and the founder and editor of "Mersey Beat", a weekly pop newspaper documenting the Liverpool scene. The publication is best known for being the first to feature a then-new band called The Beatles in the early 1960s.

Harry has also worked as a publicist, providing public relations for such acts as Led Zeppelin, Suzi Quatro, Free, The Arrows, and Hot Chocolate.

He is a critically acclaimed author, receiving the Gold Badge Award from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters in 1995 [http://www.britishacademy.com/awards/GoldBadge/goldbadge3.htm] .

Bill is currently Chief Consultant to Rock and Pop Shop [http://www.rockandpopshop.com] , the memorabilia company which produces replica issues of Mersey Beat magazine as well as many art prints of the Mersey Beat front covers and other images from the original magazines.

Books written or co-written by Bill Harry

* Arrows : The Official Story Everest Books 1976 ISBN 0-903925-61-3
* Mersey Beat: The Beginnings of The Beatles Omnibus Press 1977 ISBN 0-86001-415-0
* The Beatles Who's Who Aurum Press 1982 ISBN 0-906053-38-2
* Beatlemania Virgin Books 1984 ISBN 0-86369-041-6
* Paperback Writers Virgin Books 1984 ISBN 0-86369-021-1
* The Book of Lennon Aurum Press 1984 ISBN 0-906053-74-9
* Ask Me Why Javelin Books 1985 ISBN 0-7137-1635-5
* Beatles For Sale Virgin Books 1985 ISBN 0-86369-097-1
* The Book of Beatle Lists Javelin Books 1985 ISBN 0-7137-1521-9
* The McCartney File Virgin Books 1986 ISBN 0-86369-157-9
* Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Atalanta Press 1987 ISBN 187004908X
* The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia Virgin Books 1992 ISBN 0-86369-681-3
* Jan Olofsson: My 60s Taschen 1994 ISBN 3-8228-8915-6
* The Encyclopedia of Beatles People Blandford Press 1997 ISBN 0-7137-2606-7
* The Best Years of The Beatles Headline 1997 ISBN 0-7472-7762-1
* Whatever Happened to ... Cassell 1999 ISBN 0-7137-2675-X
* The Beatles Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated Virgin Books 2000 ISBN 0-7535-0481-2
* The John Lennon Encyclopedia Virgin Books 2000 ISBN 0-7535-0404-9
* The Paul Mccartney Encyclopedia Virgin Books 2002 ISBN 0-7535-0716-1
* The George Harrison Encyclopedia Virgin Books 2003 ISBN 0-7535-0822-2
* The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia Virgin Books 2004 ISBN 0-7535-0843-5
* The British Invasion Chrome Dreams 2004 ISBN 1-84240-247-1

External links


* http://www.sixtiescity.co.uk/Mbeat/mb1.htm
* http://www.merseybeatnostalgia.co.uk/html/bill_harry.html
* http://www.rockandpopshop.com
* http://www.merseybeat.co.uk


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