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Liverpool was launched in 1973 as The Beatles first ever Beatles tribute act, with Brian Miessner [2] on lead vocal and bass, Laurie Currie on vocals and drums, David Moyles on guitar and Rick Pearson on vocals and guitar. This original version of the band played the first ever “Beatles Festival” in New York City in 1974. The group also played the famed “Whiskey A Go Go Club” in Los Angeles the same year. As Liverpool they had a Canadian top 25 hit with “Dolly” written by Brian Miessner and produced by Ian Thomas. The band toured in Canada and the U.S. as a four piece until 1975 when Malcolm Buchanan was brought on board to play multiple keyboards allowing the group to play songs from Sgt. Peppers and Magical Mystery Tour for their growing fan base. Further personnel changes occurred in 1976 when Gary O’Conner (Gary O’) was added on guitar and vocals. It was at this time that original members Dave Moyles and Rick Pearson left the group. The band changed their name in 1977 to Aerial as they were anxious to get on with their recording career as a group.

For their first album release “In The Middle Of The Night” Aerial were signed to Capital records in the U.S. and Toronto-based record label Anthem Records, along with notable label-mates Rush. Their second release on Anthem “Manueuvers” saw Gary O’Conner replaced on guitar with Tim White on guitar and vocals.

The band had a top-40 hit in Canada with “Easy Love”. The song made #92 on the national RPM Magazine charts in 1978.

As ‘Liverpool’, two songs made the national charts. ‘Dolly’ hit #24 and ‘Down To Liverpool’ made #69, both in 1976.

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