HAVE YOU HEARD OF
'THE FIRST FAB FOUR'?
Once there was a group who could be seen
as a forerunner of the Beatles -
the poets Keats, Byron, Leigh Hunt and Shelley.
A similar creative force, they influenced their age
as The Beatles continue to influence ours.
Lord Byron, the biggest celebrity of the four,
whose rise to fame was an early version of Beatlemania
John Keats, the ‘quiet one’ whose work
irritated but finally impressed the noble poet.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, his far-sighted friend
who shared many of his ideals and joined up with him in Italy.
Leigh Hunt, eldest of the group,
who contributed support, friendship and irritation!
Hunt relates the story of their sometimes
fractious but always creative relationship in
You can find out more about their lives
through the videos on the poets' pages:
And to bring them into your environments
there’s a compilation album,
a Byron EP, a Shelley solo album,
and a John Keats single that let them
speak through music.
Lyrics and Commentaries will help
in in connecting with their work and their era
LYRICS AND COMMENTARIES here