The Searchers
On a Carousel, 1963-1974: The Ultimate Hollies
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The Hollies

Pop/Rock » British Invasion » Merseybeat

Merseybeat was the original sound of the British Invasion -- a driving, melodic sound that was hybrid of American rock & roll and R&B, and British skiffle. The Beatles' early records, like "Please Please Me" and "Love Me Do," were the prototypes of the genre, and soon other Liverpudlian bands like Gerry & the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer, and the Searchers were following the same style. Called Merseybeat because of the Mersey River in Liverpool, the sound flourished throughout 1963 and the first half of 1964. Shortly afterward, R&B-oriented bands like the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Yardbirds appeared, as did pop groups like the Hollies and Freddie & the Dreamers. While these pop groups were influenced by Merseybeat, the style itself was losing ground, especially since the Beatles had begun to expand their stylistic reach.

Merseybeat Artists Highlights

The Searchers
The Searchers
The Hollies
The Hollies
The Beatles
The Beatles
Gerry & the Pacemakers
Gerry & the Pacemakers
Herman's Hermits
Herman's Hermits
Peter & Gordon
Peter & Gordon

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Merseybeat Album Highlights

On a Carousel, 1963-1974: The Ultimate Hollies
The Hollies
On a Carousel, 1963-1974: ...
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The Beatles
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A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles Anthology [Video]
The Beatles
The Beatles Anthology ...
Past Masters, Vol. 1
The Beatles
Past Masters, Vol. 1
Beatles for Sale
The Beatles
Beatles for Sale

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Merseybeat Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Bus Stop The Hollies
She Loves You The Beatles
Can't Buy Me Love The Beatles
She's a Woman The Beatles
Eight Days a Week The Beatles
I Wanna Be Your Man The Beatles
Please Please Me The Beatles
I'm Down The Beatles
Twist and Shout The Beatles
Let It Be The Beatles

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