Tag: radio

John Lebang Show Birth of RocknRoll

John Lebang Show Birth of RocknRoll/Jerry Lee Lewis, plus The Police/Sting and Velvet Underground/John Cale A look at what these rock’n’roll heroes were up to back in the day – and where you can see them now, on their latest tours. John Lebang Show Birth of RocknRoll: airs first on 25 February 2018: 8.00 pm…


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…


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 –…


John Lebang Show Halloween Special 2017

This John Lebang Show: October, airs first on 29 October 2017: 8.00 pm EDT on Alien X Radio. It is then syndicated on radio stations across America, the UK and Australia every day for the following week – details below. On the last Sunday of every month, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine joins host…


Jackie Wilson Story Mersey Radio

23 October 2017: The Jackie Wilson Story Author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Frank Carlyle. The show starts at 8.00 pm (UK), Derek joins Frank at around 8.15 pm (UK). Mersey Radio This month we’ll be looking at the life and times of R&B and soul giant Jackie Wilson. From his early…


John Lebang Show September

This John Lebang Show: September, airs first on 9 September 2017: 8.00 pm EDT on Alien X Radio. It is then syndicated on radio stations across America and the UK every day for the following week – details below. On the last Sunday of every month, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine joins host John…


Steve Marriott Story Mersey Radio

28 August 2017: The Steve Marriott Story Author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Frank Carlyle. The show starts at 8.00 pm (UK), Derek joins Frank at around 8.40 pm (UK). Mersey Radio This month we’ll be looking at the life of the extraordinarily talented Steve Marriott. A guitarist, singer and songwriter, we’ll…


Lesser-Known Merseybeat Bands: Mersey Radio

26 June 2017: Lesser-Known Merseybeat Bands Author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with Frank Carlyle. The show starts at 8.00 pm (UK), Derek joins Frank at around 9.15 pm. Mersey Radio This month we’ll be chatting about some of the lesser known Merseybeat bands in Liverpool. In the first half of the 1960s…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour June Meridian FM

The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour June, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 8 June 2017. What was happening in the rock’n’roll world in June down the years, from the roots to mid-1970s punk… The show is based on information in Derek Shelmerdine’s book Rock’n’Roll…


1970s British Glam Rock Meridian FM

1970s British Glam Rock, recorded in conversation with Dave Roberts on his Music for Grown Ups, Thursday 20 July, 8.20 pm (UK) on Meridian FM In the middle of the 1960s beat music morphed into rock music. As bands such as Cream, The Doors and the Pink Floyd emerged and the music took on a…