The Liverbirds (Mary McGlory + Sylvia Saunders) The Liverbirds: Our life in Britain’s first female rock ‘n’ roll band

Faber & Faber
15th March 2024

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Book - standard hardback

Mary, Sylvia, Valerie and Pamela – also known as The Liverbirds  were one of the world’s first all-female rock’n’roll bands. At an early gig, backstage at the Cavern Club, a young John Lennon told them that ‘girls don’t play guitars’. But they took that as a challenge. Despite the early scepticism, they won over tough crowds, toured stadiums, recorded two hit albums, and played with the Kinks, Rolling Stones and Chuck Berry – all in the space of just five years.

Now, the two surviving members of the band tell their incredible story in full for the first time – capturing a lost era of liberation and rock’n’roll, as they thrived in the vibrant Merseybeat music scene and formed a friendship that has endured through the decades.

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