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Dave Roberts – Music For Grown Ups: Thursday evening, 8.00 – 11.00 pm (UK) 107 Meridian FM

Once a month Derek Shelmerdine joins Dave Roberts to talk about rock’n’roll.
1st slot, around 8.20 to 9.00 pm (UK)
Dave Roberts Music for Grown Ups: We talk about a particular aspect of rock’n’roll – a band, an artist, a genre, a record label… It could be just about anything associated with rock’n’roll, from its roots up until mid-1970s punk. The topics for each of the shows so far are listed below.
2nd slot: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour, 10.00 to 11.00 pm (UK)
In September 2016 The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour was added as a second slot.
It takes a look at the background behind the rock’roll events, songs, people and a whole lot more…

On occasion, Derek Shelmerdine covers for Tim Waters Off the Beaten track show, every Thursday 5-8.00 pm (UK)

Unless otherwise stated, the shows are with Dave Roberts as a guest on his Music for Grown Ups Show.
There are some additional shows where I have covered for Tim Waters on his Off the Beaten Track show.

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NEXT SHOW
14 December – covering for Tim Waters
5.00 to 8.00 pm (UK) – The Rock’n’Roll Story Part 2 from its roots to mid-1970s punk
Part 2 picks up the story where part 1 left off, at the birth of rock music in the mid-1970s. This concluding part takes the story to punk in the mid 1970s.
For more details about the show

14 December – with Dave Roberts
Part 1: 8.20 – 9.00 pm (UK) The Glyn Johns Story
For more details about The Glyn Johns Story
Part 2: 10.00 – 11.00 pm (UK): Rock”n’Roll Unravelled Hour
The stories behind the songs, the artists and bands, plus lots more…
For more details about The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour December
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PREVIOUS SHOWS
2017

30 November – covering for Tim Waters
The Rock’n’Roll Story Part 1 from its roots to mid-1970s punk
Part 1 takes the story from rock’n’roll’s roots, to the birth of rock music in the mid 1960s.
For more details about the show

30 November – with Dave Roberts
Part 1: 8.20 – 9.00 pm (UK) The Krautrock Story
For more details about The Krautrock Story
Part 2: 10.00 – 11.00 pm (UK): Rock”n’Roll Unravelled Hour
The stories behind the songs, the artists and bands, plus lots more…
For more details about The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour November

26 October
Covering for host Dave Roberts, who’s away on holiday
Three hours of great music and stories about the artists and songs – three hours of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled!
For details of The Show

5 October
The Andrew Loog Oldham Story
For details of The Andrew Loog Oldham Story

21 September
Part 1: The Liverpool Scene in the 1960s
For details of The Liverpool Scene in the 1960s
Part 2:
For details of The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour September

24 August
This week I am standing in for host Dave Roberts who is away on holiday.
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17 August
Part 1: The Roots of Heavy Metal
For details of The Roots of Heavy Metal
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – August down the years
For details of The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour August

20 July
Part 1: 1970s British Glam Rock
For
details of 1970s British Glam Rock
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – July down the years
For details of The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour July

June 8
Part 1: Summer of Love 1967 – 50th Anniversary
For
details of The Summer of Love 1967 – 50th Anniversary + LISTEN AGAIN
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – June down the years
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18 May
Part 1: Rock’n’Roll Tragedies
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Part 2: 10.00 – 11.00 pm (UK): The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – May down the years
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6 April
Part 1: The Chuck Berry Story
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Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – April down the years
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9 March
Part 1: 1960s British Psychedelia
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Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – March down the years
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9 February
Part 1: The Motown Story
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Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – February
For details ofThe Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour: February + LISTEN AGAIN

19 January
Part 1: Giorgio Gomelsky and the Crawdaddy Club
For details of the Giorgio Gomelsky and the Crawdaddy Club + LISTEN AGAIN
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – January
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2016

15 December
Part 1: 8.20-9.00 pm (UK): Guitar Heroes – Part 2
Part 2: 10.00-11.00 pm (UK): The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – December
For details of The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour: December + LISTEN AGAIN

17 November
Part 1: The R&B Roots of Rock’n’Roll
For details of The R&B Roots of Rock’n’Roll + LISTEN AGAIN
Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – November down the years
For details of The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour: November + LISTEN AGAIN
For the PLAYLIST of the songs played and mentioned in the Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour.

20 October
Part 1: Rock Music from Altamont to Punk
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20 Oct: Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Hour – October
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15 September
Part 1: Three Producers Who Shaped Rock’n’Roll: Sam Phillips, Phil Spector and George Martin
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Part 2: The Rock’n’Roll Unravelled HourSeptember
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28 Jul: Three Guitar Legends BB King, Chuck Berry and Eric Clapton

23 Jun: A Dip into Rock’n’Roll Unravelled

26 May: Early Beatles (Before Ringo)
The story from when John met Paul on 6 July 1957, up until Pete best was sacked and replaced by Ringo Starr in the summer of 1962.
Listen again to The Early Beatles Story (Before Ringo)

28 Apr: 1960s Underground Scene

17 Mar: Stiff Records Story
Started with a loan of £400 from Dr Feelgood’s Lee Brilleaux, Stiff was a pioneering indie record label until its debt-ridden demise in 1987.
Listen again to The Stiff Records Story

25 Feb: Singer-Songwriters
The development of singer-songwriters from the 1930s up until the story-tellers of the 1970s.
Listen again to Singer-Songwriters
For the Playlist of the songs played and mentioned in the show.

21 Jan: David Bowie Story
The life and times of David Bowie.
Listen again to The David Bowie Story

2015
17 Dec: Rise and Fall of American Rock’n’Roll
From rock’n’roll’s roots, through its heyday in the mid-1950s to its demise when: Little Richard found religion and renounced rock’n’roll, Elvis was conscripted into the US Army, Jerry Lee Lewis’s rock’n’roll career nosedived after the revelation that he was married to his bass-playing cousin’s thirteen-year-old daughter, and Buddy Holly died in a plane crash.
Listen again to The Rise and Fall of American Rock’n’Roll

19 Nov: 1970s Punk
The roots of punk through to to the Sex Pistols swansong concert at San Francisco’s Winterland on 14 January 1978.
Listen again to 1970s Punk

1 Oct: How Cream Came Together
The story of how Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton came together to form the first supergroup, Cream.
Listen again to How Cream Came Together: For the Associated Blog

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