Shropshire Events and Whats On Guide

Shropshire Events and Whats On Guide



19:30 - 20:30 15th March 2024

oin us for an evening with Mary McGlory and Sylvia Saunders – two members of pioneering all-female rock n’ roll band The Liverbirds – as they recount the heady days of being one of the world’s first all female rock’n’roll bands.

In the early ’60s, four friends from Liverpool formed a band. But this is not the ‘fab four’ story we know.

Mary, Sylvia, Valerie and Pamela – also known as The Liverbirds – were one of the world’s first all-female rock’n’roll bands. At an early gig, backstage at the Cavern Club, a young John Lennon told them that ‘girls don’t play guitars’.

But they took that as a challenge. Despite the early scepticism, they won over tough crowds, toured stadiums, recorded two hit albums, and played with the Kinks, Rolling Stones and Chuck Berry – all in the space of just five years.

Now, the two surviving members of the band tell their incredible story in full for the first time – capturing a lost era of liberation and rock’n’roll, as they thrived in the vibrant Merseybeat music scene and formed a friendship that has endured through the decades.

Tickets: £10 without book (Admits One, ticket redeemable against a signed copy of The Liverbirds) or £20 with book (Admits One, includes a signed copy of The Liverbirds).

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