Monthly archives: June, 2016

The Who: Highlights

These Who highlights are taken from Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. This is how the band came together… Before the Detours: Pete Townshend and John Entwistle: …The Confederates – trad jazz band c.1959: John Entwistle: French horn and trumpet Pete Townshend: banjo …The Scorpions: John Entwistle: bass – left in mid-1961 to join Daltrey in the Detours Pete…


Vietnam War Extracts

These Vietnam War extracts are all taken from Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and tell the story of the Vietnam War. 7 May 1954: Dien Bien Phu … goodbye France and hello America Vietnam became a French Colony in the late 19th century. In 1940 France lost control to Japan, after surrendering to Germany in the Second World…


Friday Night Pub Quiz #6

Quiz! Welcome to Friday Night Pub Quiz #6, where you can test your music knowledge about rock’n’roll, from its roots in the early 20th century to punk rock in the mid-1970s. The background to the answers can be found in my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. The quiz questions vary in difficulty and each week features a…


Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Launched at the Cavern, 1 June 2016

After seven years of writing Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, the launch day was finally here. We loaded in and sound-checked at around 4.00 pm. At 6.00 the doors opened and the first guests arrived, including a contingency of eight people from York Publishing Services. When I was ready to publish Rock’n’Roll Unravelled I opted for the indie-publishing…


Friday Night Pub Quiz #5

Welcome to Friday Night Pub Quiz #5, where you can test your music knowledge about rock’n’roll, from its roots in the early 20th century to punk rock in the mid-1970s. The background to the answers can be found in my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. The questions vary in difficulty and each week features a specialist topic….


Friday Night Pub Quiz #4: Book Launch Special

Welcome to this very special edition of the Friday Night Pub Quiz. It gives the 20 questions posed at the launch of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled at the Cavern Club in Liverpool on 1 June 2016. All of the answers can be found in my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and all of these questions were answered during the…