Monthly archives: April, 2017

Rock’n’Roll Unravelled: Short Quotes

QUOTES: WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT Rock’n’Roll Unravelled… “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 (as well as countless facts you never knew you needed…


American RocknRoll Story

American RocknRoll Story: these extracts are from Derek Shelmerdine‘s book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. (Please note, there is much more information in the book, this is simply to give a flavour of the story of Americian rocknroll in Rock’n’Roll Unravelled.) These extracts give an insight into the rise of American rocknroll in the early-middle 1950s, before it…


Who Is on Tour?

This website is based around Derek Shelmerdine’s book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. Rock’n’Roll Unravelled tells the story of rock’n’roll from its roots to mid-1970s punk. If you want to know which of your heroes from these times is on tour now, check out the links below. Who is on tour? The Beach Boys Alice Cooper Deep Purple…


The Birth of Rock Music 1965-1969

12 April 2017: The Birth of Rock Music 1965-1969 Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Paul Dupree on his Transmission show: Towards the end of 1965 and the beginning of 1966, beat music began morphing into rock music. Rock’n’roll was beginning to come of age as the music took on a much harder edge and became…


The Brian Casser Story including The Big Three

10 April: The Brian Casser Story and The Big Three Brian Casser was one of the true Merseybeat pioneers. As well as being the Cass, in Cass and the Cassanovas, he had links to: The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Manfred Mann and Chris Farlow. When Cass and the Cassanovas folded at the end…


The Frank Carlyle Show

The Frank Carlyle Show show: Monday 8.00 – 10.30 pm (UK) on Mersey Radio, Liverpool ………………………….. NEXT APPEARANCE 24 July: The atmosphere and intimacy of the 1960s Liverpool Clubs ………………………….. PREVIOUS FRANK CARLYLE SHOWS 2017 26 June Less Well-Known Merseybeat Bands For information about the show + LISTEN AGAIN 29 May 50th Anniversary of Sgt…


List of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Extracts

BUY IT at Amazon UK and Amazon.com More and more UK bookshops are stocking Rock’n’Roll Unravelled but you can order it at any UK bookshop. THE THREE-PART STRUCTURE OF ROCK’N’ROLL UNRAVELLED The unique three-part structure of Derek Shelmerdine‘s Rock’n’Roll Unravelled paints a vivid picture of rock’n’roll, from its roots to mid-1970s punk. This page provides…


Listen with Lara: Radio Wey

Radio Wey (UK – Chertsey, Surrey) Radio Wey Lara Mcnamee – Listen with Lara: Sunday afternoon, 4.00 – 5.00 pm (UK) 7 April 2017: Three 1960s singles which brought back fond memories for Derek Shelmerdine: The Ronettes’ Be My Baby, Pink Floyd’s Arnold Layne and The Who’s Substitute I’ll be talking to Lara about memories…


Dave Roberts Music for Grown Ups Meridian FM

107 Meridian FM (UK – East Grinstead) Dave Roberts – Music For Grown Ups: Thursday evening, 8.00 – 11.00 pm (UK) 107 Meridian FM Once a month Derek Shelmerdine joins Dave Roberts to talk about rock’n’roll. 1st slot, around 8.20 to 9.00 pm (UK) Dave Roberts Music for Grown Ups: We talk about a particular…


Book Signing Woodstock Vinyl Record Shop

Book signing Woodstock Vinyl Record Shop: 88-94 Brook Street, Chester CH1 3DN 11 – 4 p.m. Saturday, 8 April 2017. map PRESS RELEASE Press Release Woodstock Vinyl Record shop Derek Shelmerdine, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, will be at Woodstock Vinyl Record shop to chat about rock’n’roll and sign copies of his book, Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. Rock’n’Roll…