Bill Harry

Bill Harry
Born (1938-09-17) 17 September 1938 (age 81)
Smithdown Road Hospital, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
OccupationJournalist, P.R.
Spouse(s)Virginia Harry (née Sowry)
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Bill Harry is an English author, from Liverpool. He went to college with John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe, who were members of The Beatles. They promised to make Liverpool famous with Lennon's music, Sutcliffe's paintings and Harry's writing.[1] They did not get far together, but each member later became well-known.

Harry founded Mersey Beat, a newspaper about the local music scene in Liverpool, in 1961. He was the first person to write news articles about the Beatles.

Over the years, Harry has been on over four hundred television and radio shows in Britain, America, Europe and Asia. Shows he has been on include Good Morning, Good Morning America, BBC News, Sky News, CNN, ITV and many television documentaries and movies about the Beatles. The British Council had him represent them for their Beatles exhibitions in Hong Kong. Harry has also been a guest at Beatles conventions in Britain, Europe and America.

Harry moved to London in 1966, when he was a music journalist for Weekend Magazine, and columnist for the Fleetway magazines Marilyn and Valentine.

He was given an award by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for everything he has done for the music business in his lifetime.

Artists worked with

In London, Harry worked with many entertainers. His job as their publicist was to deal with the media.

Books by Bill Harry


  1. "Bill & Virginia Harry". Bill Harry/Mersey Beat Ltd. Retrieved 7 June 2012.

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