Monthly archives: February, 2017

To Buy Rock’n’Roll Unravelled

Rock’n’Roll Unravelled is available in some bookshops in the UK and can be ordered in any bookshop in the UK. It is also available online in the UK and around the world… Available in these BOOKSHOPS – UK Brighton & Hove City Books: … Chester at Woodstock Vinyl Record Shop, 88-94 Brook Street, Chester CH1…


Book Signing: Connah’s Quay Record Fair

Book signing at VOD Music’s record fair at the Civic Hall in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, on 4 March 2017. The Civic Hall map See DEESIDE.com had to say about the event… Derek Shelmerdine, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, will be at the fair to chat about rock’n’roll and sign copies of his book, Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. Derek…


Jimi Hendrix Extracts

OTHER JIMI HENDRIX INFO ON THIS SITE LINKS – Artists for specialist Jimi Hendrix websites. The following extracts are taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the story of Jimi Hendrix. There are only a few extracts here, to give a flavour of his story; the book has a far…


The Beatles Highlights

OTHER BEATLES INFO ON THIS SITE LINKS – Bands for dedicated Beatles websites. Podcast of: The story of the early Beatles – before Ringo The following items are taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the story of the Beatles. There are only a few of the Beatles items here,…


Led Zeppelin Highlights

OTHER LED ZEPPELIN INFO ON THIS SITE LINKS – Bands for dedicated Led Zeppelin websites. The following items are taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the story of Led Zeppelin. There are only a few of the Led Zeppelin items here, to give a flavour of their story; the…


Book Signing – Write Blend, Liverpool: 17 Feb 2017

Book signing at Write Blend, 17 February 2017, starts at 7.30 pm. 124 South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 0ND. Derek Shelmerdine will be at Write Blend from 7.30 pm, to chat about rock’n’roll and sign copies of his book, Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. The evening will start with he story of rock’n’roll, from its roots to mid-1970s…


Valentine’s Day Present

Rock’n’Roll Unravelled tells the story of rock’n’roll from its roots to mid-1970s punk. Not just the music but also the world events which helped to shape it! For more information about Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. Great review from Record Collector magazine. Where to buy Rock’n’Roll Unravelled in a UK bookshop or online around the world…


Beatles First Ed Sullivan Show

This guest blog is by Simon Lindley of Just Collecting. A fascinating look at the memorabilia resulting from the Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on 9 February 1964. THE BEATLES ON ED SULLIVAN: MEMORABILIA FROM A REALLY BIG SHOW You could argue that, in the U.S at least, the 1960s actually began…


Not Fade Away

This guest blog is by Simon Lindley of Just Collecting. 3 February 1959: The story of the tragic day that rock’n’roll lost three of its brightest stars, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, and the fascinating background to some of the very collectible memorabilia associated with that day. NOT FADE AWAY: REMEMBERING THE…


Eric Clapton: The Band Years

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Allan Tee on Talk Radio Europe’s The Daily on 2 February 2017, talking about Eric Clapton, the Band Years. This is the story of Eric Clapton’s rise to fame, from the Roosters to Derek and the Dominos and his return from seclusion with the Rainbow concert in 1973. For all…