Month: December 2016

Friday Night Pub Quiz #9

Welcome to Friday Night Pub Quiz #9. 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 most of the answers can be found in my book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. The specialist topic this week: Led Zeppelin. Questions 1.What was…


Elvis Presley: Highlights

MORE ELVIS INFO ON THIS SITE LINKS – Artists for specialist Elvis Presley websites. The following items are taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the story of Elvis Presley. There are only a few of Elvis items here, to give a flavour of his story; the book has a…


John Lebang Show with RocknRoll Unravelled

The John Lebang Show on Alien X Radio Detroit, Michigan, USA On the last Sunday of every month Derek Shelmerdine joins John Lebang to talk about what some of rock’n’roll’s legends were up to in the 1960s and ’70s and where you can see them on tour now. The John Lebang Show is first aired…


Lunchtime with John Murray

Lunchtime with John Murray, Wednesday, noon to 2.00 pm (UK), on k107 FM Kirkcaldy, Scotland. 14 December 2016: At lunchtime, around 12.10 pm (UK), I’ll be talking to John about my new book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. Rock’n’Roll Unravelled tells the story of rock’n’roll from its roots up until punk in the mid-1970s. Not just the story…


The Saturday Hop

The Saturday Hop is a UK based radio show which is syndicated in the UK and America. Hosted by Susanne Taggart, the show plays music from the first days of rock’n’roll and rockabilly, through to the revival of the 70’s and 80’s; both traditional and obscure, with the information behind the music. 10 December 2016: Derek Shelmerdine talked to…


Singer-Songwriters: 1930s-’70s

Playlist for Singer-Songwriters Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Meridian FM radio show, Music for Grown Ups, 25 February 2016. These songs were all played, mentioned or are great examples of the singer-songwriters talked about in the show. Listen to the show The music has been removed from the podcast of the…


singer-songwriters

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 25 February 2016. A look at the evolving world of the singer-songwriter, from the blues and rock’n’roll’s roots up to the song-smiths of the 1970. For all of the podcasts for Derek Shelmerdine’s appearances on Dave Roberts’s…