Monthly archives: March, 2017

Rock Music from Altamont to Punk

This podcast features Rock’n’Roll Unravelled author Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 20 October 2016. It tells the story of rock music from Altamont to punk. (The songs have been removed for copyright reasons.) The tragic events at the Rolling Stones’ free concert at…


The Rolling Stones Brian Jones Years

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Hodgson on his show The Daily on Talk Radio Europe, 16 March 2016. The Rolling Stones Brian Jones Years: It all started out when Brian was playing saxophone in local Cheltenham trad-jazz bands, Mick and Keith were entertaining the good people of Dartford in Little Boy Blue and…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour December

Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 15 December 2016. The Rock’n’Roll Hour December. What was happening in the rock’n’roll world in December down the years, from the roots to mid-1970s punk… The show is based on information in Derek Shelmerdine’s book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled,…


Review: Record Collector

Record Collector magazine’s September 2016 review of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. Pulling at the thread on the 20th Century’s jumper Want to know when Elvis wore a jumpsuit on stage for the first time? Or how about the date ads were placed for “4 insane boys”, resulting in the formation of The Monkees? You’ll find it all…


Motown Story

This podcast features Rock’n’Roll Unravelled author Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 9 February 2017. It tells the story of Motown Records, from its creation by Berry Gordy Jr with an $800 loan to its sale to MCA in 1988 for $61m. (The songs…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour February

The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour February, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 9 February 2017. What was happening in the rock’n’roll world in February down the years, from the roots to mid-1970s punk… The show is based on information in Derek Shelmerdine’s book Rock’n’Roll…


The Rolling Stones: Extracts

The following items are taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the story of the Rolling Stones. There are only a few items here, to give a flavour of The Rolling Stones story; the book has a far more comprehensive coverage. (An * with a date indicates an associated story…


Cream: Coming Together Podcast

This podcast is Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Author Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 1 October 2015. It takes a comprehensive look at the backgrounds of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, as they came together to form Cream. For the Associated Blog For all…


DEESIDE.com 2 March 2017

For the original online article Deeside.com. Meet the Author of ‘Rock’n’Roll Unravelled’ – Quayite Derek Shelmerdine will be at the Civic Hall this Saturday Author Derek Shelmerdine will be at Civic Hall for the Connah’s Quay Record Fair on 4 March, 10 – 4 pm, to chat about music and sign copies of his new…