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QuizFestUK Book Signing

Author Derek Shelmerdine will be signing copies of his book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled at QuizFestUK, at the National Motor Museum Beaulieu on 29 July 2017. PRESS RELEASE Press Release QuizFest 2017 QUIZFESTUK This is the first QuizfestUK, it’s at the national Motor Museum Beaulieu on 29 July and is expected to attract around 5,000 visitors. This…


Radio Appearances Past and Future

This is a summary of all of Derek Shelmerdine’s radio appearances. Follow the links for details of all of these radio appearances: the podcasts, associated blogs and extended playlists. Radio Appearances Alien X Radio – The John Lebang Show – USA: Next appearance: July 30 …The John Lebang Show is then syndicated all the following…


Lesser-Known Merseybeat Bands: Mersey Radio

26 June 2017: Lesser-Known Merseybeat Bands 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. Mersey Radio This month we’ll be chatting about some of the lesser known Merseybeat bands in Liverpool. In the first half of the 1960s…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour July Meridian FM

The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour July, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 20 July 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…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour June Meridian FM

The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour June, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 8 June 2017. What was happening in the rock’n’roll world in June down the years, from the roots to mid-1970s punk… The show is based on information in Derek Shelmerdine’s book Rock’n’Roll…


Summer of Love 1967 Meridian FM

Summer of Love 1967 – 50th Anniversary, recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 8 June, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM Wow! How the time flies by. This is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. It was a time of great optimism, when the youth of…


Three Producers Who Shaped RocknRoll Meridian

Three Producers Who Shaped RocknRoll, recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, 15 September 2016, Meridian FM Three producers who most definitely helped to shape the course of rock’n’roll: Sam Phillips, Phil Spector and George Martin. Sam Phillips founded Sun Records in the early 1950s and introduced the world to,…


1970s British Glam Rock Meridian FM

1970s British Glam Rock, recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 20 July, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM In the middle of the 1960s beat music morphed into rock music. As bands such as Cream, The Doors and the Pink Floyd emerged and the music took on a…


John Lebang Show 25 June 2017

John Lebang Show airs first on 25 June 2017: 8.00 pm EDT on Alien X Radio It is then syndicated across America and the UK every day for the next week. On the last Sunday of every month, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine joins host John Lebang to talk about what artists and bands…


50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper

29 May 2017: 50th Anniversary of Sgt Pepper Author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Frank Carlyle and his studio guests. The show starts at 8.00 pm (UK), Derek joins Frank at around 9.15 pm. Mersey Radio This month we’ll be chatting about the Beatles’ iconic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,…