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Elvis Presley Extracts

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


Banger Music Awards The John Lebang Show

Banger Music Awards 2018 On the John Lebang Show: Friday 5 January 2018: 8.00 pm EDT on Alien X Radio. Syndicated on affiliates in America, the UK and Australia all next week. See below for details. Find out who won the awards at award winners : THE 10 AWARDS Best Female Solo Artist Crank It…


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…


The Beatles Extracts

The following Beatles extracts are all taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the story of the Beatles. There are only a few of the Beatles items here, to give a flavour of their story; the book has a far more comprehensive coverage. PLEASE NOTE An * with a date…


Story Behind Classic Christmas Songs

Story Behind Classic Christmas Songs There are so many interesting stories behind the making of some of the classic Christmas songs. Look out for the links with some of the songs to see more about the backgrounds… Classic Christmas Songs A Winter’s Tale All I Want for Christmas is a Beatle Blue Christmas Do They…


Classic Christmas Singles BBC Radio York

Stories Behind the Classic Christmas Singles BBC Radio York 18 to 22 December 2017: Every day this week at 1.40 pm (UK). Adam and Anna’a Afternoon Show BBC Radio York 12.00 to 4.00 pm (UK), Monday to Friday. Derek Shelmerdine is a guest on Adam Tomlinson and Anna Wallace’s Afternoon Show all this week and…


Classic Christmas Singles Mersey Radio

This Festive Special takes a look at the stories behind some of the classic Christmas singles. Every month author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine joins Frank Carlyle to chat about a little bit of rock’n’roll history. 18 December: The show starts at 8.00 pm (UK), Derek will be joining Frank and his studio guests at…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour Dec Meridian FM

More background stories for the events, people and recordings from rock’n’roll’s roots to mid-1970s punk, in this month’s RocknRoll Unravelled Hour the stories include: The Rolling Stones, Altamont and the spiritual end of the 1960s. To see the whole Gimme Shelter documentary film of the Altamont concert. On This Day (the show date 14 December…


Glyn Johns Story Meridian FM

The Glyn Johns Story, tells the story of one of the most prolific engineers/producers in rock’n’roll history; recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 14 December, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM Glyn Johns has certainly made his mark as one of the most sought after rock’n’roll engineers/producers. He…


RocknRoll Story Part 2 Meridian FM

Part 2 of Derek Shelmerdine‘s Story of Rock’n’Roll – from its roots, to mid-1970s punk. All of the stories can be found in his book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. This is the concluding part of the story. Derek Shelmerdine is covering for host Tim Waters on his show Off the Beaten Track on Meridian FM, 14 December…