The City that Rocked the World 3 min trailer

Feature Length Music Documentary for Cinema, TV and DVD

Running Time: 105 minutes


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The greatest myth in pop music history is that in Liverpool everything began and ended with the Beatles. It didn’t. For the first time, “The City That Rocked The World” documents the real story of Liverpool’s music outpourings, from post war years to present day. It’s a story of a city where literally thousands of bands and artists, hundreds of clubs, promoters and managers put on the biggest, loudest and longest party in history.

Liverpool’s contribution to world culture is arguably as important as the Renaissance artists of Florence or the Elizabethan playwrights in London. In the golden period of Merseybeat the city was host to over 1000 bands and 500 venues as well as being the home of the UK’s largest C&W scene, a hundred Skiffle groups, jazz bands and folk. Then, bigger than anything that had gone before, Merseybeat generated the greatest tectonic shift in popular culture in the last 1000 years with a music revolution that rocked the world.

In the 1970’s it started again with a new scene and yet another cellar club at its heart – Eric’s. Here, the new wave owed nothing to Beatles. Bands such as Deaf School, Echo and the Bunnymen and OMD led the way. Then Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Farm, the La’s, the Christians. And even now it continues, always inventive and always re-inventing with the Wombats, Zutons, Coral and more. The story is unending. But in “The City That Rocked The World” music fans can now enjoy and appreciate what had previously been airbrushed out of music history; a city whose cultural legacy has changed the world forever.

 

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We’re not saying who this is being interviewed (yet) but he turned John Lennon on to Little Richard’s music…!

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