Category: R’n’R Unravelled Extracts

David Bowie Extracts

FOR OTHER DAVID BOWIE RELATED INFORMATION ON THIS SITE Radio Shows Recorded with Dave Roberts on Music for Grown Ups The David Bowie Story The John Lebang Show: October includes, David Bowie in the 1960s DAVID BOWIE EXTRACTS The following items are taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the…


The Who Extracts

These Who Extractss are taken from Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. This is how the band came together… Before the Detours: Pete Townshend and John Entwistle: …The Confederates – trad jazz band c.1959: John Entwistle: French horn and trumpet Pete Townshend: banjo …The Scorpions: John Entwistle: bass – left in mid-1961 to join Daltrey in the Detours Pete…


American RocknRoll Story

American RocknRoll Story: these extracts are from Derek Shelmerdine‘s book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. (Please note, there is much more information in the book, this is simply to give a flavour of the story of Americian rocknroll in Rock’n’Roll Unravelled.) These extracts give an insight into the rise of American rocknroll in the early-middle 1950s, before 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 Rolling Stones: Extracts

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


Jimi Hendrix Extracts

OTHER JIMI HENDRIX INFO ON THIS SITE LINKS – Artists for specialist Jimi Hendrix websites. The following extracts are taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the story of Jimi Hendrix. There are only a few extracts here, to give a flavour of his story; the book has a far…


The Beatles Highlights

OTHER BEATLES INFO ON THIS SITE LINKS – Bands for dedicated Beatles websites. Podcast of: The story of the early Beatles – before Ringo The following items are 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,…


Led Zeppelin Highlights

OTHER LED ZEPPELIN INFO ON THIS SITE LINKS – Bands for dedicated Led Zeppelin websites. The following items are taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the story of Led Zeppelin. There are only a few of the Led Zeppelin items here, to give a flavour of their story; the…


Elvis Presley: Highlights

MORE ELVIS INFO ON THIS SITE LINKS – Artists for specialist Elvis Presley websites. 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…


Story Behind the Song

These stories are all extracts from Rock’n’Roll Unravelled An * with a date, e.g. 26 June* 1967, indicates an associated story in Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, that story might not appear here. Contents He’s a Rebel – Phil Spector Louie Louie – The Kingsmen Love Me Do – The Beatles Twist and Shout – The Top Notes…