'The La's Scrapbook 1984-87' Softback Book

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'The La's Scrapbook 1984-87' Softback Book

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'The La's Scrapbook 1984-87' Softback Book / M Badger, P Hemmings, D Hewitson.

The Softback books are made to the highest quality, with a gatefold cover. 

‘A unique story of the bands first three years, before signing a record deal, told through some never before seen possessions incl handwritten lyrics, Lee Mavers and Mikes artworks, photographs, posters and more.’

14th September 2017 and an Exhibition of rare and unseen photos of The La’s first tour opens at The Florrie Liverpool. A period described as a magical time and a crucial part of The La’s story. Amongst the photographs are a selection of ephemera including gig posters, tickets and handwritten lyrics being displayed for the first time. It’s these artefacts that catch my eye, having a loft full myself, of similar music and football related items. 

I mention to Paul and Mike over the coming days about how such periods of our youth need to be documented, particularly in a book if possible, and especially about a band of such legendary cult status as The La’s. 

Mike had an archive of stuff from the very early days of forming the band in ’84, from press clippings and diary entries to a receipt from the first studio demos during which Breakloose, Doledrum, Open Your Heart, Son of a Gun and Callin’ All, were all recorded. Paul had a major part in curating the 2017 Exhibition and therefore had access to much of that memorabilia, including Lee Mavers hand written lyrics of songs, as well as having his own diaries from his time with the band. That was all i needed to hear. The book would cover the beginnings of the band up to their first single release at the end of 1987. [Dave Hewitson]

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