Category: Radio Appearances

RocknRoll Unravelled covers Music for Grown Ups

This week Derek Shelmerdine is covering for host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 24 August 2017. This will be Derek’s first solo radio show – and its three hours long! There will be music from Lead Belly, Genesis, MC5, Warren Zevon, The Kinks, Soft Machine, The Undertakers and…


Summer of Love BBC Radio York

50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love – 1967, a five-part series for Adam and Anna’s Afternoon Show, every day this week, around 2.40 pm, UK, Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August(UK) on BBC Radio York MONDAY – August 21 Where It All Began The first part takes a look at where it all…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour August Meridian FM

The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour August, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 17 August 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…


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…


John Lebang Show July 2017

John Lebang Show July, airs first on 30 July 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. On the last Sunday of every month, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine joins host John Lebang to talk about…


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…


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…


David White Show BBC Radio Cornwall

5 June 2017: Interview on the David White Show BBC Radio Cornwall The show starts at 9.00 am (UK), Derek joins David at around 10.30 am. Derek Shelmerdine on the David White Show Author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine talks to David White about his book and the music of the 1950s ’60s and ’70s….


The John Lebang Show 2 October 2016

2 October Interview with John Lebang on Alien X Radio (US) 8.00 pm Eastern Time – this is 5 hours later for UK audiences. The original interview is on the The John Lebang Show on Alien X Radio on 2 October, the show is then syndicated to other radio stations over the following week. To…


The Birth of Rock Music 1965-1969

12 April 2017: The Birth of Rock Music 1965-1969 Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Paul Dupree on his Transmission show: Towards the end of 1965 and the beginning of 1966, beat music began morphing into rock music. Rock’n’roll was beginning to come of age as the music took on a much harder edge and became…