The album, about a mouse who emigrates from Liverpool to the USA, was written, directed and narrated by Donald Pleasence, with songs mostly composed by Roger Brown. Also appearing on Scouse The Mouse were Adam Faith and Barbara Dickson.
With the album’s release Starr concluded his three-album deal with Polydor in the UK. Scouse The Mouse was not issued in the USA.
Initial copies of the album included an entry form for a Scouse The Mouse colouring and drawing competition, open to children aged 5-10. Two hundred copies of an illustrated Scouse The Mouse book, published by New English Library, were given away as prizes. The book contained illustrations by Gerry Potterton.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Paul McCartney live at Gelredome, Arnhem
- 1974: US album release: Dark Horse by George Harrison
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1966: UK album release: A Collection Of Beatles Oldies
- 1965: Live: Odeon Cinema, Birmingham
- 1964: Paul McCartney visits Ringo Starr in hospital
- 1964: George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to the Bahamas
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Southend-on-Sea
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening) – George Martin watches The Beatles perform
- 1961: Live: Palais Ballroom, Aldershot
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