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Midland Beat

Influential magazine chronicling the Brum Beat era in the 1960’s

Full copy of Midland Beat No 1, October 1963 featuring John Lennon, two Brum Cavern Clubs, The Midlands Jazz Scene, Brum Beat

Full copy of Midland Beat No 3, December 1963 featuring George Harrison, Jazz at the Town Hall, Tut Tut, Astronauts in Germany and The Ian Campbell Folk Group

Full copy of Midland Beat No 4, January 1964 featuring The Shadows, Ringo Starr, all girl group The Orchids, adverts for the TWO Brum Cavern/Kavern clubs and a racist cartoon!

Full copy of Midland Beat No 5, February 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 6, March 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 7, April 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 8, May 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 9, June 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 10, July 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 11, August 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 12, September 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 13, October 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 14, November 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 15, December 1964

Full copy of Midland Beat No 16, January 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 17, February 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 18, March 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 19, April 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 20, May 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 21, June 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 22, July 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 23, August 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 24, September 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 25, October 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 26, November 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 27, December 1965

Full copy of Midland Beat No 28, January 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 29, February 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 30, March 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 31, April 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 32, May 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 33, June 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 34, July 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 35, August 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 36, September 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 37, October 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 38, November 1966

Full copy of Midland Beat No 39, December 1966

Copy of Midland Beat No 40, January 1967 (no cover)

Full copy of Midland Beat No 41, February 1967

Full copy of Midland Beat No 42, March 1967

Full copy of Midland Beat No 43, April 1967

Full copy of Midland Beat No 44, May 1967

Full copy of Midland Beat No 45, June 1967

Dennis Detheridge

As a working musician in the 1950’s around the Birmingham area, Dennis Detheridge was a well know local music reporter, covering the local jazz scene, and visiting big band concerts, and working for the old Evening Despatch. I left the city in 1958 to pursue my own musical career, and lost track of Dennis.
I understand that, later, he was involved in both the Midland Beat & Brum Beat magazines.

My question is: Is Dennis still around, indeed even alive?!! Any information would be gratefully received.

Eddie Haynes

Batmans Wonderboys

Bri-Dar has written in with the following:

Hi, I hope you are keeping well. I only came across you by accident while on line and the Midland beat brought back memories of the Sixties. I noticed you left out Batmans Wonderboys who I  happen to know of.

They made the Midland Beat cover during the Sixties.

They recorded The Second City which you can get on You tube . Type in BRI – DAR Then Second City.

I hope this info is of some intrest to you
Best Wishes  BRI РDAR

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