Tag: The Beatles

John Lebang Show British Invasion

John Lebang Show British Invasion A look at what rock’n’roll heroes were up to back in the day – and where you can see them now, on their latest tours. This month’s stories and tour information includes: Ringo Starr, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Eric Burdon, Herman’s Hermits, The Searchers, The Byrds and The Young Rascals. John…


List of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled Extracts

BUY IT at Amazon UK and Amazon.com More and more UK bookshops are stocking Rock’n’Roll Unravelled but you can order it at any UK bookshop. THE THREE-PART STRUCTURE OF ROCK’N’ROLL UNRAVELLED The unique three-part structure of Derek Shelmerdine‘s Rock’n’Roll Unravelled paints a vivid picture of rock’n’roll, from its roots to mid-1970s punk. This page provides…


The Beatles Extracts

The following Beatles extracts are all taken from the pages of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled and build up to tell the story of the Beatles. There are only a few of the Beatles items here, to give a flavour of their story; the book has a far more comprehensive coverage. PLEASE NOTE An * with a date…


Story Behind Classic Christmas Songs

Story Behind Classic Christmas Songs There are so many interesting stories behind the making of some of the classic Christmas songs. Look out for the links with some of the songs to see more about the backgrounds… Classic Christmas Songs A Winter’s Tale All I Want for Christmas is a Beatle Blue Christmas Do They…


John Lebang Show Festive Special 2017

This month’s John Lebang Show Festive Special 2017: will be spread across both John’s first and second hour shows! The first hour debuts on 25 November: 8.00 pm EST on Alien X Radio The second hour debuts on 26 November: 8.00 pm EST on Alien X Radio Both hours are then syndicated on radio stations…


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…


Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band A look at the background to the album, the “clues” for the urban myth that “Paul is dead”, the cover design and the stories behind some of the songs. Released 1967: 1 June in the UK and 2 June in America. BACKGROUND The album spent a staggering 27 weeks…


Summer of Love BBC Radio York

50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love – 1967, a five-part series for Adam and Anna’s Afternoon Show, every day this week, around 2.40 pm, UK, Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August(UK) on BBC Radio York MONDAY – August 21 Where It All Began The first part takes a look at where it all…


RocknRoll Unravelled Hour July Meridian FM

The RocknRoll Unravelled Hour July, Derek Shelmerdine in conversation with host Dave Roberts on his show Music for Grown Ups on Meridian FM, 20 July 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…


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…