The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour March, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 9 March 2017.
What was happening in the rock’n’roll world in March down the years, from its 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 the RocknRoll Unravelled Hour March include: John Lennon’s comment that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”; Why Ginger Baker was playing on the B-side of the Who’s Substitute; how Sounds of Silence transformed Simon & Garfunkel’s fortunes; and much more…

Please note that the music has been edited out of the show for copyright reasons.

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