Month: September 2017

David Bowie Extracts

FOR OTHER DAVID BOWIE RELATED INFORMATION ON THIS SITE Radio Shows Recorded with Dave Roberts on Music for Grown Ups The David Bowie Story The John Lebang Show: October includes, David Bowie in the 1960s DAVID BOWIE EXTRACTS The following items are taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the…


John Lebang Show October

This John Lebang Show: October, airs first on 24 September 2017: 8.00 pm EDT on Alien X Radio. It is then syndicated on radio stations across America and the UK every day for the following week – details below. On the last Sunday of every month, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine joins host John…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour Sept MeridianFM

The show is based on information in Derek Shelmerdine’s book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, which tells the story of rock’n’roll from its roots to mid-1970s punk. Not just the story of the music but also the external events which influenced it, such as the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights struggle. The stories in the RocknRoll Unravelled…


Liverpool Scene 1960s Meridian FM

Liverpool Scene 1960s, recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 21 September, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM Merseybeat was one of the driving forces of the first half of the 1960s. It was in the vanguard of the British Invasion of the American music scene between 1964 and…


Psychedelic Rock 1960s 24.7 The Stream

8 September 2017: Psychedelic Rock 1960s Author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Kiel Nesbitt. Derek will be joining Kiel around 6.00 pm (CDT) 24.7 The Stream I’ll be chatting to Kiel Nesbitt on his Bar Talk Retro show about psychedelic rock in the 1960s. We’ll be taking a look at how the…


John Lebang Show September

This John Lebang Show: September, airs first on 9 September 2017: 8.00 pm EDT on Alien X Radio. It is then syndicated on radio stations across America and the UK every day for the following week – details below. On the last Sunday of every month, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine joins host John…


Jimi Hendrix Story Mersey Radio

18 September 2017: The Jimi Hendrix 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 9.15 pm (UK). Mersey Radio This month we’ll be looking at the life of the iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix. From his early days in local…


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 Eric Burdon Jack Casady…


The Who Extracts

These Who Extractss are taken from Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. This is how the band came together… Before the Detours: Pete Townshend and John Entwistle: …The Confederates – trad jazz band c.1959: John Entwistle: French horn and trumpet Pete Townshend: banjo …The Scorpions: John Entwistle: bass – left in mid-1961 to join Daltrey in the Detours Pete…