Slacker Logo

The Liverbirds

Advertisement
Advertisement

Biography

The Liverbirds (sometimes spelled Liver Birds) were one of the more distinctive outfits in Liverpool (and anywhere else, for that matter) by virtue of the fact that they were a hard-rocking all-girl group, self-contained instrumentally and focused on rhythm & blues. They weren't too successful musically in Liverpool, but in 1963 they went to Hamburg, where they became one of the most popular acts ever to play the Star-Club. Irene Green (vocals), Sheila McGlory (guitar, vocals), Mary McGlory (bass, vocals), Pamela Birch (guitar, vocals), Valerie Gell (guitar, vocals), and Sylvia Saunders (drums) got together in early 1962 under the name the Debutones, before changing it to the more city-specific Liverbirds. Irene Green left to join Tiffany's Dimensions, while Sheila McGlory jumped to the Demoiselles and, reduced to a quartet, the Liverbirds became a major attraction at the Star-Club, cutting two LPs for the label of that name and charting a number five single in Germany with their cover of "Diddley Daddy." They were startling to look at in an era when girl singers were supposed to be pretty on-stage, four tough-looking northern girls dressed in black and playing their instruments with attitude -- they cut a savage version of Bo Diddley's "Mona" and could rip through most any rock & roll standard, but when their record company had them throw on a soft Everly Brothers-type ballad or two, it sounded more like a joke; these girls couldn't harmonize to save their lives, but they rocked their asses off. What's more, they lasted all the way to 1967, primarily playing in Germany, where several of the members settled permanently. ~ Bruce Eder
Read All Read Less

Albums

Top Tracks

  1.   Track
    Popularity

Related Stations & Specials

Artists Related to
The Liverbirds

The Beatles

FEATURED

The Fourmost

FEATURED

The Searchers

FEATURED

Alan Klein

FEATURED

Jet Harris

FEATURED

The Poets

FEATURED

Helen Shapiro

FEATURED

Phil Spector

FEATURED

Samantha Jones

FEATURED

Duffy Power

FEATURED

Sandie Shaw

FEATURED

The Bachelors

FEATURED

Cilla Black

FEATURED

Billie Davis

FEATURED

The Hollies

FEATURED

Bruce Channel

FEATURED

The Big Three

FEATURED

The Yardbirds

FEATURED
See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -
  • GUESTS
  • CHAT
Some UserSample Msg
Advertisement

Advertisement

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...
Casting to |