The last ten years have been spent interviewing all sorts of players involved in the British music business. If you have interest in the real first-hand stories behind the music we have spent years listening to, then this is the book for you. It contains many of the backroom people talking candidly about their work as well as musicians reflecting on their careers and occasional mistakes as well as their many successes.
RockHistory.co.uk has evolved into a social history project of this British phenomenon starting from Skiffle all the way though Rock'n'Roll, R'n'B, Folk, Pop and Rock with all sorts of musical detours on the way.
Following on from the well received 'Over, Under, Sideways, Down' this second volume of stories and anecdotes casts further light on the likes of Queen, Kate Bush, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Hawkwind, Dire Straits and Cat Stevens whilst also telling tales about huge industry characters like Bryan Morrison, Jonathan King and the self styled godfather Don Arden.
You can learn what Morrissey did that helped break Five Star, how Chris Blackwell founded Island Records or how Gary Numan established the label that Adele has prospered with. How the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' video broke new ground or maybe even learn something new about legendary producer Joe Meek.
This book collects together stories from the great and good of the British music explosion many of whom have sadly now gone to the great gig in the sky but their best stories live on in these pages.