Month: August 2017

Steve Marriott Story Mersey Radio

28 August 2017: The Steve Marriott Story Author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Frank Carlyle. The show starts at 8.00 pm (UK), Derek joins Frank at around 8.40 pm (UK). Mersey Radio This month we’ll be looking at the life of the extraordinarily talented Steve Marriott. A guitarist, singer and songwriter, we’ll…


RocknRoll Unravelled covers Music for Grown Ups

This week Derek Shelmerdine is covering for host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 24 August 2017. This will be Derek’s first solo radio show – and its three hours long! There will be music from Lead Belly, Genesis, MC5, Warren Zevon, The Kinks, Soft Machine, The Undertakers and…


Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band A look at the background to the album, the “clues” for the urban myth that “Paul is dead”, the cover design and the stories behind some of the songs. Released 1967: 1 June in the UK and 2 June in America. BACKGROUND The album spent a staggering 27 weeks…


Summer of Love BBC Radio York

50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love – 1967, a five-part series for Adam and Anna’s Afternoon Show, every day this week, around 2.40 pm, UK, Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August(UK) on BBC Radio York MONDAY – August 21 Where It All Began The first part takes a look at where it all…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour August Meridian FM

The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour August, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 17 August 2017. What was happening in the rock’n’roll world in July down the years, from the roots to mid-1970s punk… The show is based on information in Derek Shelmerdine’s book Rock’n’Roll…


Heavy Metal Roots Meridian FM

The Roots of Heavy Metal, recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 17 August, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM The first reference in a song to “Heavy Metal” was in Steppenwolf’s 1968 single Born to be Wild. This month we look at the emergence of the Heavy Metal…