The Beat Goes on
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Why did Liverpool become such an important centre for popular music? In these nine essays, researchers present case studies illustrating the diversity of the city’s musical culture, from the Beatles to the Zutons, and from sea shanties to house music. Drawing on interviews and oral history, the authors offer new perspectives on the experiences of individual songwriters and performers, identify historical and geographical factors which contributed to Liverpool’s musical success and consider how the city has been represented through its music and musicians.