"If you love The Beatles and 60s music, you will love this book."

The British Beatles Fan Club

Whether famous in their own right or obscure, legendary or forgotten, pioneers or followers, these bands were the…. 

Rivals Of The Beatles

A fun and exciting book by Martin Orkin
Rivals Of The Beatles 2 is available now! This eagerly awaited all new follow-up to
Rivals Of The Beatles 1 features detailed chapters on 10 more of the groups of The Beatles’ era,
and slightly after. These include Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, Badfinger, The Animals,
The Doors and Queen.

Rivals Of The Beatles 1 is now SOLD OUT, and out of print. I will be happy to consider another small print run if there is sufficient interest. As the cost of small print runs is prohibitively high, I would need at least 100 pre-orders to make it viable. Please email me at enquiries@rivalsofthebeatles.com if you are interested, and I will add your name to my mailing list. Doing so will NOT commit you to buying a copy. PLEASE SEND NO MONEY FOR A COPY OF ROTB1 NOW! I will email you later to confirm your interest, if there is enough demand.


Available now!

Deluxe first edition of 500 copies available to order now!! 
Special offer!! Price reduced !! £19.99 (was £30.00) + post and packing, for a further limited period!!
In September 2022 I had 2 x 2 hour music shows on AJK Radio, a UK internet station. I discussed with host Trevor Richards all the groups I featured in Rivals Of The Beatles, and we played some of their great music. My radio shows are currently available on AJK's catch-up option. So click on the link here to see what we had to say - and play!
Also in September 2022 I was interviewed about Rivals Of The Beatles by Roy Basnett, on Liverpool Live Radio. Roy kindly gave me permission to share the interview on my website, so here it is!

Rivals Of The Beatles 2

* Glossy hardback

* Over 500 pages of informative text

* A quality book to treasure!

* Initial print run: 500 numbered and signed copies

Special Offer price: £12.99 (RRP £15.00) + post and packing for Rivals Of The Beatles 2!