Friday, September 02, 2005


One of those sad stories that come after the final punctuation of rock lives: Ian Edwards, of Merseybeat band Ian and the Zodiacs has been convicted to harassing his wife. Edwards - who was living in Birkenhead YMCA at the time - was on a deferred sentence for assaulting his wife, Esther, and under court orders not to contact her.

If the Beatles were the Kings of Merseybeat, the Zodiacs would have probably been the younger sons of baronets; their greatest success came recording covers of Beatles songs for the German market under the name The Koppycats.

Edwards will be sentenced in October.