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VelocePress is now publishing titles pertaining to the music industry - in particular the 60s and 70s. Enjoy!
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The Abstracts - A 1960s Liverpool Group That Time Almost Forgot!

Author: Various
Description: The 1960's were a time of change and uncertainty. In 1961 the Berlin wall was built, in 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis erupted, in 1963 JFK was assassinated, and on February 7, 1964 the Beatles arrived in New York to be welcomed by 10,000 screaming fans and music, as the world knew it, would never be the same again. ...more

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Beat Waves 'Cross the Mersey - The Sound That Was Heard Around the World

Author: Manfred Kuhlmann
Description: *Note*Promotional copies of this book were originally issued using the title, 'Mersey Beat Waves'. This book is identical with the exception that the title has been changed.

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....more

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Blues at the Cavern - Growing up in the city that rocked

Author: Raymond David
Description: This 2016 edition is revised and expanded and brings the story up to date.

Following in the wake of the Beatles and the remarkable surge of Merseyside groups, many that went on to achieve national and international fame, there came a memorable resurgence of arguably the greatest grass roots form of music, the ‘Blues’, not only on Merseyside but throughout the UK. ...more

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Georgie Fame There's Nothing Else To Do Life and Music

Author: U. Twelker
Description: Previously published as a hard bound edition under the same title in Europe, this revised and updated softbound edition was published in 2016 by VelocePress. Georgie Who? Times are tougher than tough for a 70 plus singing Hammond organist working without a manager. Even if he’s had No.1 hits like “Yeh Yeh” and “The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde”. Even if he played with Count Basie, Van Morrison and Bill Wyman – who supplies a short foreword here! ...more

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Some Other Guys

Author: Manfred Kuhlmann
Description: The eagerly awaited follow-up to “Mersey Sound Waves”

Featuring the complete stories of another 66 Merseyside groups of the 1960’s. NONE of these stories are included in “Beat Waves 'Cross the Mersey” - they are all ‘new’. Also includes an additional 104 line-ups ~ for a total of 174 groups! ...more

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Beat Waves 'Cross the Mersey
Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (Music CD's)







Review by Jim Jones of The Newtons and The Undertakers:
'Just received Vol 5... These CDs really capture the music of Liverpool and are great additions to the book. Well done!'

Jim Jones

Author: Various
Description: A series of music CD's that compliment the stories in 'Beat Waves 'Cross the Mersey' & 'Some Other Guys'. All original recordings from the 1960's, many of them never previously released. Plus some live recordings from the famous Liverpool clubs, all digitally remastered. ...more

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News, Events & Reviews
Click here to read more about the books and CDs by Manfred Kulmann.

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San Antonio Radio Memories - Let 'em Out!

Author: Various
Description: There was that "nothing like it before" music that rocked us. But... more importantly, there were those incredible air personalities who literally blew us away! ...more

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