The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour February, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 9 February 2017.
What was happening in the rock’n’roll world in February down the years, from the roots to mid-1970s punk…
The show is based on information in Derek Shelmerdine’s book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, which tells the story of rock’n’roll from its roots to mid-1970s punk. Not just the story of the music but also the external events which influenced it, such as the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights struggle.
The stories in RocknRoll Unravelled Hour February include: the story behind the song Twist and Shout, Phil Spector produced the original version; Buddy Holly, how “Holley” became “Holly”, why his recordings in America were released on both Coral and Brunswick; how the Pink Floyd’s Wall came about; John Lennon, plagiarism and his Rock’n’Roll album; and much, much more.
All of the podcasts for Derek Shelmerdine’s appearances on Dave Roberts’s Music for Grown Ups