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    An item about youth culture in Liverpool, including a look at new bands performing in The Cavern.

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    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Excellent item about youth culture in Liverpool.

    L/S, across the Mersey, of the Liver building. C/U of a man looking. L/S of the docks. Various shots around the city centre. Low angle shot of the cathedral, tilt down to a gang of teenagers walking past.

    M/S of the exterior of a gramophone record shop. A shop assistant takes a single and shows it to two ugly teenage boys with greasy mop tops. Two girls look through a rack of records. Various shots of teenagers grooving to the latest sounds in listening booths.

    M/S of a youth entering a barbers. The youth sits in a barber's chair. M/S of the barber combing the youth's hair into a trendy Beatle style. Various shots of boys having mop top cuts. C/U of a black youth having his hair combed.

    Various shots of black and white youths hanging out around the city centre - the narrator compares their 'decadence' to that of declining Rome! Point of view shot from inside a car going through the Mersey tunnel.

    Very dim panning shot inside the Cavern. Various C/Us of graffiti - mostly names of bands. Long panning shot of long queues of teenagers outside the cavern. Various C/Us of teenagers larking about in the queue. M/Ss of teenagers going into the Cavern. M/S of youths smoking. Various shots of teenagers chatting and jiving.

    Various shots of Manchester group, the Ko-Dells performing in the "New Sound of 64" contest finals at the Cavern. Lots of great shots of teenagers listening to the music and dancing. Various shots of The Jinks from Berkhamsted (the eventual winners) performing. Various shots of The Drovers from Sidcup performing. Various shots of The Mersey Beats performing.

    Point of view shot inside a car going through the Mersey Tunnel. More general shots of Liverpool streets. Low angle shot of a statue of a man on a horse. L/S of the Liver Building from the back of the Mersey Ferry. The narrator ends with the thought: "But is this the Mersey music that will live on?"

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    2K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:05:00 / 02:01:06:00
    CP 495

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