Brum Beat

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Brum Beat
Editor Steve Morris
Former editors Jim Simpson
Categories Music
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Steve Morris
Year founded 1970
Country England
Based in Birmingham
Website roots-and-branches.com

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 of 1964, were the first of the "Brum Beat" bands to become internationally famous.[4]

References[edit]

  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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