Tag: Buddy Holly

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…


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…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour February

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…


Not Fade Away

This guest blog is by Simon Lindley of Just Collecting. 3 February 1959: The story of the tragic day that rock’n’roll lost three of its brightest stars, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, and the fascinating background to some of the very collectible memorabilia associated with that day. NOT FADE AWAY: REMEMBERING THE…