Tag: Meridian FM

ALL Radio Appearances Past and Future

ALL RADIO APPEARANCES – PAST AND FUTURE This is a summary of all of Derek Shelmerdine’s radio appearances. Follow the links for details of all of these radio appearances: the podcasts, associated blogs and extended playlists. The radio shows are mostly based around the content of his book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, which tells the story of…


Atlantic Records Story Meridian FM

The Atlantic Records Story, is in two parts. Part 1 was recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 15 February, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM. Part 2 will conclude the story at the same time on 15 March. PART 1 The Atlantic Records story from Ahmet Ertegun’s formation…


Heavy Metal Roots Meridian FM

The Roots of Heavy Metal, recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 17 August, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM The first reference in a song to “Heavy Metal” was in Steppenwolf’s 1968 single Born to be Wild. This month we look at the emergence of the Heavy Metal…


Covering for Tim Waters Meridian FM

I occasionally stand in for Tim Waters’s show Off the Beaten Track: Thursday early evening, 5.00 – 8.00 pm (UK), with three hours of great music and the stories behind the songs. In the first two shows I looked at the history of rock’n’roll, from its roots to mid-1970s punk. 107 Meridian FM UK –…


RocknRoll Unravelled Meridian FM

RocknRoll Unravelled Show – Great music from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s + the stories behind the songs There’s music from Warren Zevon, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Mark Knopfler, Little Richard, Lou Reed, 13th Floor Elevators and a host of other great bands and artists. Plus stories behind the songs, a mini-biography of Buddy Holly, a…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour Dec Meridian FM

More background stories for the events, people and recordings from rock’n’roll’s roots to mid-1970s punk, in this month’s RocknRoll Unravelled Hour the stories include: The Rolling Stones, Altamont and the spiritual end of the 1960s. To see the whole Gimme Shelter documentary film of the Altamont concert. On This Day (the show date 14 December…


RocknRoll Story Part 2 Meridian FM

Part 2 of Derek Shelmerdine‘s Story of Rock’n’Roll – from its roots, to mid-1970s punk. All of the stories can be found in his book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. This is the concluding part of the story. Derek Shelmerdine is covering for host Tim Waters on his show Off the Beaten Track on Meridian FM, 14 December…


Krautrock Story Meridian FM

The Krautrock Story, recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 30 November, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM Krautrock was the name coined by the British music press for the emergence of electronic music in Germany in the late 1960s. Bands such as Amon Duul, Can and Kraftwerk emerged…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour Nov Meridian FM

The stories in this month’s RocknRoll Unravelled Hour include: Fats Domino’s a contender to have recorded the first rock’n’roll record, how the Who came together, Buddy Holly before the Crickets and much more… 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…


RocknRoll Story Part 1 Meridian FM

This is Part 1 of Derek Shelmerdine‘s Story of Rock’n’Roll – from its roots, to mid-1970s punk. All of the stories can be found in his book Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. The concluding, Part 2 follows on 14 December. Derek Shelmerdine is covering for host Tim Waters on his show Off the Beaten Track on Meridian FM,…