Billy Pepper And The Pepperpots – Merseymania (LP Hurrah Records, HUR-ALL 731, 1964).
Genre: Pop / Rock, Beat.
Merseymania is a 1964 album released by British music group “beat” Billy Pepper and The Pepperpots through Hurray Records label. At the time it was rumored that Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground) had participated in the album.
Billy Pepper and The Pepperpots was a band of “Merseybeat” short, originated in Birmingham and Liverpool, who in 1964 “copied” the style of the Beatles, and made versions / covers of some of their songs. According to some experts, this band “Mersey” had solid connections with the Beatles.
The band member that stood out was William Shears Campbell, who was involved in a controversial conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney had died in 1966 …!
Billy Pepper was supposedly the pseudonym Billy Shepherd, who wrote the first biography authorized by the Beatles, “The True Story of the Beatles.”
The band split up in 1964.
Tracks / Tracklist:
A1 I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon/McCartney)
A2 This Is What I Mean (Bill Shepherd)
A3 Tell Me I’m The One (Jimmy Fraser)
A4 Jericho (arrangements by Bill Shepherd, Traditional)
A5 Maybe I Will (Bill Shepherd)
B1 I Saw Her Standing There (Lennon/McCartney)
B2 Seems To Me (Bill Shepherd)
B3 I’ll Have To Get Another Girl (Bill Shepherd)
B4 Your Kind Of Love (Jimmy Fraser)
B5 There I Go (Bill Shepherd)