Photo Friday: the sounds of a city

20130426 [Merseybeat Poster from Erics Club Archive]The  poster used for our photo this week advertises The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers at New Brighton Tower, and comes from a new archive we have acquired related to Eric’s Club (The Pete Fulwell Archive).

Eric’s Club was a very influential punk/new wave music club in Mathew Street, Liverpool from 1976 to 1980. The archive, acquired from Pete Fulwell, one of the managers of the club, contains documents, reports, correspondence, business notebooks, photographs, designs, posters, flyers, tickets, audio/video tapes, press cuttings, music magazines from the period, underground press publications, ephemera, objects, and a range of documents on business incubation and the contribution of the arts to the local economy.

The archive has not yet been catalogued but may be consulted for research purposes by appointment.

This ties in nicely with reminding you that the first of our ‘Musical Memories of Merseyside’ events is being held tomorrow at Aldham Robarts LRC at 10am and 2pm.  The event forms part of the ‘In Other Words’ festival.

If you haven’t booked to come along and share your musical memories yet, you can do so here.  You can also bring along your old newspaper articles, programmes, badges or autographs to share, and a selection of material from our popular culture archives will be on display.

Everyone is invited to this event where we will gather your memories of music in Merseyside – spoken or written – to be saved alongside the John Lennon Time Capsule.  The Time Capsule is one of only three in existence (the others are in Tokyo and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in the USA), and is due to be opened on 9 October 2040.  It is engraved with the worlds “The dream is alive…if you want it!”, and is accompanied by the ‘John Lennon Box of Vision’ which includes rare pictures, discographies, and a range of information on John’s post Beatles life.

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