Deaf School

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Deaf School

The Non-Stop Pop Art Punk Rock Party

2013

October 21st, 2013

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Liverpool’s dynamic music scene gave the world The Beatles. What city could hope to follow that? But 12 years later, in 1974, lightning nearly struck twice. Deaf School were a band formed in John Lennon’s old art college, rehearsing in the very same rooms. With their chaotic and wildly entertaining brand of rock cabaret, Deaf School were tipped for instant stardom and signed up by Warner Brothers in California. But suddenly, with the world at their feet, Deaf School were swept aside by Britain’s punk rock revolution. “A great band,” said the Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren. “But it’s just as bad being too early as too late.” Though their hopes were dashed the band has never surrendered. And 40 years on, Deaf School’s influence is acknowledged by British bands from Madness to Dexy's Midnight Runners. Their reunion shows, still madly glamorous and eccentric, are tribal gatherings for a fanbase that never forgot them. The band’s first full-length biography is written by British music writer Paul Du Noyer, a follower since Deaf School’s early days in Liverpool. “Deaf School are such a delicious secret,” he says. “It’s almost a shame to reveal it.”

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Paul Du Noyer is an author and editor. For more than 30 years he was also a music journalist, acting as founding editor at Mojo, editor at Q and as a writer for the NME. Since 1989 he has worked on numerous projects with Paul McCartney, including Paul’s tour programmes and CD reissues. In 2010 he assisted Yoko Ono with John Lennon's anniversary CD editions. His books include the classic history of his home town’s music scene Liverpool: Wondrous Place.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half-title2
Title page4
Copyright5
Contents6
Foreword by Suggs8
Acknowledgements12
Introduction14
Chapter 118
Chapter 236
Chapter 360
Chapter 494
Chapter 5122
Chapter 6132
Chapter 7155
Chapter 8181
Chapter 9201
Chapter 10223
Chapter 11239
Epilogue252
Appendix257
UK Discography275
Sources279
Index282