David Bedford

David in Hamburg
David in the famous doorway in Hamburg

David grew up in The Dingle, Liverpool, by the bottom of Madryn Street, where Ringo Starr was born, and attended the same school as Ringo, though many years later.

In the Dingle, he met his wife, Alix. Not long after marrying, they left The Dingle and bought a house near Penny Lane. They have three daughters, Philippa, Lauren and Ashleigh, who attended Dovedale School, where John Lennon and George Harrison began their education.

When illness forced retirement upon David at the age of 35, he began a quest to discover as much about The Beatles and Liverpool that he could. He started to write for the British Beatles Fan Club magazine in 2000. His first book, first published in 2009 is now on its Third Edition, is Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles

His second book, The Fab one hundred and Four:The Evolution of The Beatleswas published in 2013 to critical acclaimIt featured every family member, friend and musician who contributed to the story of The Beatles, including the previously unknown school friend of John who started it all.

In 2016, he was a co-author with Hunter Davies, the only authorised Beatles biographer, on The Beatles Book, with fellow authors Keith Badman and Spencer Leigh.

Published in 2018, his third book is Finding the Fourth Beatle, which tells the story of the 23 drummers who put the beat behind the Fab Three.

He was also the Associate Producer and historical consultant for “Looking For Lennon” (2018), a documentary feature film about the life of the enigmatic Beatle. He is working on several documentary ideas too.

In 2020, he is working on a number of book projects being published. He has contributed The Beatles In Context (Cambridge University Press) just published; The Country of Liverpool, examining the country music scene in Liverpool and the country roots of The Beatles, due to be published in May; and of course The Beatles Fab Four Cities (ACC).   

He has appeared on British and Japanese Television as well as radio shows around the world too.

Find out more at www.davidabedford.com

David Bedford