Month: November 2016

Story Behind the Song

These stories are all extracts from Rock’n’Roll Unravelled An * with a date, e.g. 26 June* 1967, indicates an associated story in Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, that story might not appear here. Contents He’s a Rebel – Phil Spector Louie Louie – The Kingsmen Love Me Do – The Beatles Twist and Shout – The Top Notes…


RnR Unravelled Hour: November

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 17 November 2016. The Rock’n’Roll Hour – November. (duration 34 minutes) What was happening in the rock’n’roll world in November down the years, from the roots to mid-1970s punk… The show is based on information in Derek…


R’n’RU Hour: November

Playlist for The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – November Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Meridian FM radio show, Music for Grown Ups, 17 November 2016. These songs were all played or mentioned in The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – November. Listen to the show The music has been removed from the podcast of…


R&B Roots of Rock’n’Roll

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 17 November 2016. R&B Roots of Rock’n’Roll. (duration 42 minutes: STARTS AT 18:15) The R&B artists of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, who influenced the rock’n’roll artists of the 1950s and the beat/R&B groups of the 1960s….


1970s Punk

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 19 November 2015. 1970s Punk. (duration 40 minutes) The story of punk rock in the 1970s. From the New York Dolls and emergence of the British punk scene with the 101ers and London SS, to the demise…


Rise & Fall of American Rock’n’Roll

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 17 December 2015. Rise and Fall of American Rock’n’Roll. (duration 46 minutes) The story of American rock’n’ rock’n’roll from its roots, through its heyday in the mid-1950s to its demise in the late 1950s. The beginning of…


Stiff Records Story

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 17 March 2016. Stiff Records Story. (duration 40 minutes) The story of Stiff Records from its creation in 1976, by founders Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera, to its demise in 1987. Started with a £400 loan from…


Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – September: Meridian FM

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 15 September 2016. The Rock’n’Roll Hour – September. (duration 1 hour) The show is based on information in Derek Shelmerdine’s book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. The book tells the story of rock’n’roll from its roots to mid-1970s punk. Not…


Book Signing – Betterdaze, Northallerton: December 10

Informal book signing on 10 December 2016 at Betterdaze Zetland Street, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 1NA. Derek Shelmerdine will be at Betterdaze from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, to chat about rock’n’roll and sign copies of his book, Rock’n’Roll Unravelled.


David Bowie Story

This podcast was recorded by Derek Shelmerdine in a conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 21 January 2016. The life and times of David Bowie. (duration 41 minutes) For all of the podcasts for Derek Shelmerdine’s appearances on Dave Roberts’s Music for Grown Ups