A Liverpool university has launched a Masters degree on The Beatles, popular music and society. Liverpool Hope University claims the course is the first of its kind in the UK and “probably the world”.
The course looks at the studio sound and compositions of The Beatles and how Liverpool helped shape their music.
Mike Brocken, course leader, said: “There have been over 8,000 books about The Beatles but there has never been serious academic study.” He added: “The Beatles influenced so much of society, not just with their music, but also with fashion from their collar-less jackets to their psychedelic clothes.
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