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Mike Byrne

b. Michael Alexander Byrne, 10 January 1943, Liverpool, Britain. Byrne, an apprentice tailor, spent his lunchtimes on the Cavern membership in Liverpool. He sang and performed bass in his first group, Mike AS WELL AS THE Thunderbirds, and worked with many 60s Liverpool rings like the Roadrunners. Probably the most notorious is certainly Them Grimbles. Byrne was the first choice of the initial Them Grimbles, however the group’s supervisor sensing success got four different rings on the highway using the same name – before fraud was uncovered by way of a Sunday newspapers. Byrne became a cabaret vocalist, often focusing on Ken Dodd’s displays. After many years of preparing, he and wife Bernadette opened up the highly innovative Beatles Story in the Albert Dock in Liverpool. It has become among the town’s leading sights, but unfortunately the Byrnes dropped out making use of their monetary companions, Wembley Stadium Ltd., and so are no longer associated with the daily operating of the business enterprise. Byrne sings business lead vocals and takes on keyboards for the 50s revival music group Persuader, which also features additional members of previous Merseybeat rings. Persuader includes a huge pursuing on Merseyside and it has released three cassettes.

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