Category: Radio Appearances

Doo Wop Hour Listen with Lara Radio Wey

Doo Wop Hour Listen with Lara Radio Wey Derek Shelmerdine, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, is a guest on Lara McNamee’s Listen with Lara show, this week’s topic is the fabulous doo wop music of the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. Derek will be talking to Lara about the history of doo wop and some…


John Lebang Show Birth of RocknRoll

John Lebang Show Birth of RocknRoll/Jerry Lee Lewis, plus The Police/Sting and Velvet Underground/John Cale A look at what these rock’n’roll heroes were up to back in the day – and where you can see them now, on their latest tours. John Lebang Show Birth of RocknRoll: airs first on 25 February 2018: 8.00 pm…


ALL Radio Appearances Past and Future

ALL 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. The radio shows are mostly based around the content of his book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, which tells the story of…


Atlantic Records Story Meridian FM

The Atlantic Records Story, is in two parts. Part 1 was recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 15 February, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM. Part 2 will conclude the story at the same time on 15 March. PART 1 The Atlantic Records story from Ahmet Ertegun’s formation…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour Feb 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: How the Move came together from four premier Birmingham bands. Eddie Cochran’s last tour. It Happened on This Day – with stories including: Fleetwood Mac, Big Joe Turner and Little Walter….


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…


Covering for Tim Waters Meridian FM

I occasionally stand in for Tim Waters’s show Off the Beaten Track: Thursday early evening, 5.00 – 8.00 pm (UK), with three hours of great music and the stories behind the songs. In the first two shows I looked at the history of rock’n’roll, from its roots to mid-1970s punk. 107 Meridian FM UK –…


RocknRoll Unravelled Meridian FM

RocknRoll Unravelled Show – Great music from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s + the stories behind the songs There’s music from Warren Zevon, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Mark Knopfler, Little Richard, Lou Reed, 13th Floor Elevators and a host of other great bands and artists. Plus stories behind the songs, a mini-biography of Buddy Holly, a…


John Lebang Show British Invasion

John Lebang Show British Invasion A look at what rock’n’roll heroes were up to back in the day – and where you can see them now, on their latest tours. This month’s stories and tour information includes: Ringo Starr, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Eric Burdon, Herman’s Hermits, The Searchers, The Byrds and The Young Rascals. John…


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…