Took the Mersey sound from the Cavern Club to the world.
2 Cilla Black: Had two No 1s, Anyone Who Had a Heart and You're My World.
3 Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas: Also in the stable of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
4 The Searchers: Durable act famous for Needles and Pins and still performing.
5 Gerry and the Pacemakers:
Famed for their Liverpool anthem, Ferry Cross the Mersey.
6 The Swinging Blue Jeans: Liverpool lads who went to the top with Hippy Hippy Shake.
7 The Merseybeats: Cavern Club regulars whose biggest hit was I Think of You.
8 The Fourmost: Liverpool band whose best known hit was Hello Little Girl.
9 Frankie Vaughan: Mr Moonlight took Tower of Strength to number one in the pre-Beatles days.
10 The Scaffold:
Lily the Pink was the biggest hit for this threesome, which featured poet Roger McGough, comedian John Gorman and Paul McCartney's wee brother, Mike McGear.