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16 MerseyBeat bands in one concert
[Posted by Katie Hickox on Monday, 08/31/09 8:57 pm] [Full Blog] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

This was no dream but a fantastic one of a kind concert that spanned over 10 hours, and brought back together once popular MerseyBeat bands such as the Bumblies, Searchin, and many others in the name of helping to raise money for the MerseyCats, a charitable organization that raises money for children's charities. The sold out concert took place Sunday at the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool.

Jackie Lomax with the Undertakers

Liverpool rocker Jackie Lomax was reunited with his original bandmates of The Undertakers to steal the show. Bands such as The Shakers played Beatles classics that rocked the audience. Jackie traveled from Southern California to play at the Liverpool Beatles Festival and performed as a solo act Friday night at the O2 Academy and also with the Undertakers at both the Mathew Street Festival and the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Casbah Club.

Long-time Beatles pal and business associate Tony Bramwell was on hand to sign books and made a special presentation about his work as road manager for the Beatles and his work with other MerseyBeat groups such as Gerry and the Pacemakers who were also managed by former Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Tony joked that "it took longer for him to travel by train (8 hours) from Devon to Liverpool than it does to travel by plane (6 hours) to New York City."

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