David grew up in The Dingle, Liverpool, by the bottom of Madryn Street, where Ringo was born, and attended the same school as Ringo, though many years later. In the Dingle, he met his wife, Alix. Not long after marrying, they left The Dingle and bought a house near Penny Lane. They have three daughters, Philippa, Lauren and Ashleigh, who were born in the same hospital as John Lennon and they attended Dovedale School, where John Lennon and George Harrison began their education.
When illness forced retirement upon David at the age of 35, he began a quest to discover as much about The Beatles and Liverpool that he could. He started to write for the British Beatles Fan Club magazine in 2000. His first book, first published in 2009 is now on its Third Edition: Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles.
The Country of Liverpool: Nashville of the North
Published in December 2020 is The Country of Liverpool: Nashville of the North, covering the country music scene in Liverpool and the country roots of The Beatles. Find out more about David’s latest book.
His second book, The Fab one hundred and Four:The Evolution of The Beatles, was published in 2013 to critical acclaim. It featured every family member, friend and musician who contributed to the story of The Beatles, including the previously unknown school friend of John who started it all.
In 2016, he was a co-author with Hunter Davies, the only authorised Beatles biographer, on The Beatles Book, with fellow authors Keith Badman and Spencer Leigh.
Published in 2018, his third book, with co-author Garry Popper, is Finding the Fourth Beatle, which tells the story of the 23 drummers who put the beat behind the Fab Three.
He was also the Associate Producer and historical consultant for “Looking For Lennon” (2018), a documentary film about the life of the enigmatic Beatle.
In 2021, ACC is publishing The Beatles Fab Four Cities, co-written with Beatles guides Richard Porter and Susan Ryan, a book looking at the four cities that defined The Beatles career: Liverpool, Hamburg, London and New York.
He has a Liverpool Beatles podcast called Liddypod. www.liddypod.com
He also set up and runs the Beatles Bookstore – www.beatlesbookstore.com – for over a dozen Beatles authors around the world.
David is working on other book and film projects too, as well as conducting Virtual Beatles Tours from home in Liverpool. He is also a regular guest on podcasts and radio shows too.