Nearly Famous: The rock music scene in Hull during the Swingin’ Sixties

‘Nearly Famous’ is the story of how the rock music scene in Hull developed during the Swingin’ Sixties. The new edition is a slimmed down, updated version of the popular book ‘Sounds of the Cities’, which was published nearly 20 years ago.

In the early 1960s, when a young, hungry unknown beat group called The Beatles were playing rock ‘n’ roll music in the sweaty, steamy clubs of Hamburg and Liverpool, what spurred them on was the unshakeable belief that one day they would get to the ‘Toppermost of the Poppermost’… and they did. This book provides a record of those rock groups in Hull, who in that same decade also tried to reach that ultimate rock pinnacle, and perhaps didn’t always quite get there.

Like its predecessor, the new book provides a detailed history of the rock music scene in Hull and the East Riding during those times. It contains many new photographs and includes a record of the rock groups that were active in the area between 1960 and 1970 and the venues that were being played.

The book, Nearly Famous (Second Edition) by Ray Moody, is currently available from Amazon or can be borrowed for free from any of Hull’s public libraries.