McCartney Times



May 13
11:02 2017


by: David Bedford

Liverpool, 1960, The Beatles, A Murder.

In Liverpool, 1960, a nurse who frequents the legendary Jacaranda Club is murdered. Among the patrons are John Lennon and the fledgling Beatles, the black members of the Caribbean Steel Band from Trinidad, as well as US serviceman from the local American airbase.

Charged with solving the murder is Inspector George Rocke, who has been joined in Liverpool by DS Warwick, a “racist” from London who has been demoted and sent to Liverpool as a punishment. Rocke and Warwick could not be more different, and they argue constantly, but together they must solve the crime.

Set to the back-beat of the emerging Merseybeat scene and the birth of The Beatles, “That’ll Be The Day…………….That I Die” takes you back to the streets of Liverpool and the city that would produce the greatest band of all time. However, in 1960, The Beatles were playing in a strip club for beer money, and Rocke has to interview them about the murder.

Can Rocke solve it? Could this be the end of The Beatles before they get started?

The Author

David Bedford grew up in The Dingle area of Liverpool, before moving to the Penny Lane area where he has lived for nearly 30 years. His children attended Dovedale Primary School, the same school that John Lennon and George Harrison had attended years before. He is a well-respected Beatles historian and author of 2 books on the early history of The Beatles.



“Inspector Rocke: That’ll Be The Day…………..That I Die” is available from Amazon as a paperback and on Kindle.

About Author

Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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