Definition of the Mersey beat from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Mersey beat

 
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(also the Mersey sound)
 
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the name used to describe a style of pop music which was created and played by a number of groups from Liverpool in the early and mid 1960s, and which became very popular all over the world. The most famous of these groups was the Beatles.