Bill Harry was born in Liverpool, England. He attended Liverpool College of Art with John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe. Harry was a member of The Dissenters and the founder and editor of Mersey Beat, a weekly pop newspaper documenting the Liverpool scene. The publication is best known for being the first to feature a then-new band called The Beatles in the early 1960s.
Harry has also worked as a publicist, providing public relations for such acts as Led Zeppelin, Suzi Quatro, Free, The Arrows, and Hot Chocolate.He is a critically acclaimed author, receiving the Gold Badge Award from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters in 1995.Bill is currently Chief Consultant to Rock and Pop Shop, the memorabilia company which produces replica issues of Mersey Beatmagazine as well as many art prints of the Mersey Beat front covers and other images from the original magazines.
Rock historian R. Gary Patterson joined author Joseph Niezgoda to discuss hidden symbols in the Beatles and John Lennon's recordings and album artwork. Niezgoda presented his thesis that Lennon had made a "pact" with the devil and sold his soul... More »
Bill Harry, the founder of Mersey Beat magazine and one of John Lennon's best friends, joined author R. Gary Patterson to discuss Lennon, reports that he is composing songs in the afterlife and channeling them through psychics, as well as mystical occurrences associated with The Beatles and other Rock and Roll stories.