Tag: The Who

The Who Extracts

These Who Extractss are taken from Rock’n’Roll Unravelled. This is how the band came together… Before the Detours: Pete Townshend and John Entwistle: …The Confederates – trad jazz band c.1959: John Entwistle: French horn and trumpet Pete Townshend: banjo …The Scorpions: John Entwistle: bass – left in mid-1961 to join Daltrey in the Detours Pete…


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…


John Lebang Show 30 April 2017

John Lebang Show 30 April 2017: 8.00 pm EDT Alien X Radio The show is then syndicated across America and the UK every day for the next week. This is the first of a new monthly slot. On the last Sunday of every month, author of Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, Derek Shelmerdine will join host John Lebang…


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…


Story Behind the Song

These stories are all extracts from Rock’n’Roll Unravelled An * with a date, e.g. 26 June* 1967, indicates an associated story in Rock’n’Roll Unravelled, that story might not appear here. Contents He’s a Rebel – Phil Spector Louie Louie – The Kingsmen Love Me Do – The Beatles Twist and Shout – The Top Notes…