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by John M. Borack Apple Jam Off the Beatle Track Roseta Productions (884501189064) Grade: ****1/2 Off the Beatle Track showcases authentic and affectionate Merseybeat re-creations of 14 tracks that John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned during the Beatles’ early years …

Locksley embraces power pop sound

The 20-something chaps in the band Locksley embrace both power pop and the sounds of the ‘60s while infusing a slightly reckless, “let’s have some fun” feel.

Essential Viewing: DVD Reviews, March 6, 2010

During the initial onslaught of the British Invasion, as The Beatles and The Dave Clark Five slugged it out for the devotion of America’s masses, a cuddly quintet, Herman’s Hermits, practically usurped them both. Neither as adept nor as savvy as their competition, they were assured continuing chart success via the astute guidance of producer Mickey Most and a reliable arsenal of songwriting support.

British Invasion: Gerry & The Pacemakers

Like many port cities, Liverpool was a rough-and-tumble town in the late ’50s and early ’60s.

To get out of dreary old England and see the world, a young, streetwise Gerry Marsden figured he had only two options: Either learn to box or take up an instrument.