Lou Rosenthal started playing drums at an early age, eventually playing in bands in Southport Merseyside. Later, after purchasing a Ludwig drum kit, he moved into a more serious group and landed the job as the drummer with the rock band Export after winning the ‘Battle of the Bands’. While with the group, Lou recorded live on the BBC. They secured a record deal with Epic America after showcasing in New York, and recorded "Living In The Fear Of The Private Eye" which was produced by Lance Quinn, who worked with Bon Jovi and Lita Ford. Export toured with British hit band Slade and secured a good following nationally. Lou later secured a job at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool which was owned by Phil Collins and Genesis’ management Hit & Run publishing. After some years at the studio, Lou started playing drums with the Merseybeats. They played on 60s tours all over the UK and Europe, alongside other groups and artists including Chris Farlowe (Out of Time), Wayne Fontana (Game of Love) and the Swinging Blue Jeans (Hippy Hippy Shake).
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