Category: Podcasts

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…


Drifters Story Mersey Radio

22 January 2018: The Drifters Story Every month author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine joins Frank Carlyle to chat about a little bit of rock’n’roll history. The show starts at 8.00 pm (UK), Derek will be joining Frank and his studio guests at around 9.15pm (UK). Mersey Radio This month we’re looking at The Drifters…


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…


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 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,…


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,…


Richard Stead Show BBC Radio Leeds

5 June 2017: Interview on the Richard Stead Show BBC Radio Leeds The show starts at 9.00 am (UK), Derek joins David at around 11.20 am. Derek Shelmerdine on the Richard Stead Show Author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine talks to Richard Stead about his book and the music of the 1950s ’60s and ’70s….