INTERVIEW: That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly started the Merseybeat sound reveals The Searchers Mike Pender

Nov 13, 2018, 04:09 PM

Buddy Hall started the Merseybeat sound with an appearance at The Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on March 20, 1958- according to 60s legend Mike Pender of The Searchers.

The 77-year-old Sweets For My Sweet chart-topper recalls it was the day he saw Buddy Holly and The Crickets and says it inspired the city sound created by the likes ofThe Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Dakotas, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Billy J. Kramer and his own band.

Listen to his full chat here with Graham Walker ahead of his appearance with Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Dakotas and The Fourmost on the The Sensational 60’s Experience tour which plays Sheffield City Hall on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Tickets here