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  • Published: 15 November 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512692
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

Liverpool - Wondrous Place

From the Cavern to the Capital of Culture



Du Noyer's superb fully updated musical history of the 2008 Capital of Culture

No other city in the world is as well known or loved for its vibrant and definitive musical history as Liverpool. In 2002, Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles voted Liverpool 'World Capital of Pop', recognising that Liverpool's homegrown talent has produced more number one hit singles per capita than anywhere else in the world. In 2008, Liverpool will celebrate its crown as European Capital of Culture.

Paul Du Noyer's acclaimed book takes us on a tour of the rich musical history of his hometown, from the world-famous Cavern Club in Mathew Street, host to the Beatles' debut performance in 1961, to the city's musical future with contemporary bands like The Zutons. Featuring interviews with key figures of the music scene, this book reveals the creative impulse behind Britain's most musical city.

Find out why Liverpool is not just a place where music happens. The city is the reason music happens.

  • Published: 15 November 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753512692
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Paul Du Noyer

Paul Du Noyer was born and raised in Liverpool and has been writing about music for over twenty years. His writing credentials include assistant editor of the NME, editor of Q and founding editor of MOJO. He was on the launch team for Heat and Word magazines and remains associate editor of the latter. His other books include a history of John Lennon's solo years, We All Shine On.

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Praise for Liverpool - Wondrous Place

Masterful

GQ

One of the best books ever written about the city

New Statesman

A thrilling virtuoso piece of pop scholarship

Q

Du Noyer's erudition and lightness of touch is a reward in itself... An essential addition to the shelves of every rock fan

MOJO

Wonderfully thoughtful and entertaining... Thanks to his gentle erudition, his vivid evocation of the ruined grandeur of the streets and, above all, his thoroughly Liverpuddlian sense of humour, Du Noyer is an inspiring guide

The Sunday Times

Superb

Stephen Bayley, The Observer

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