Brum Beat

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Brum Beat
EditorSteve Morris
Former editorsJim Simpson
PublisherSteve Morris
Year founded1970
Based inBirmingham

Brum Beat was a monthly magazine about the music of Birmingham, England,[1] and the neighbouring towns. The magazine was started in 1970[1] as Midlands Beat by promoter and band-manager Jim Simpson, who sold it to its latter editor, Steve Morris,[2] who in turn relaunched it in newspaper format as The Beat, before converting it into a website.[3]

It took its original name from the term coined in the late 1950s to collectively describe the City's music scene, in the manner of the Mersey sound.

It has been suggested that The Moody Blues, formed in May 1964, were the first of the "Brum Beat" bands to become internationally famous.[4] other bands such as the Spencer Davis Group were members of the Brum Beat scene.


  1. ^ a b "1980: A great day in Birmingham - But where are they now?". Visit Birmingham. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ "About Steve Morris". Wolverhampton City Radio. Retrieved 31 May 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Brum Beat website". Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  4. ^ Moody Brum Beat

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