Hope everyone is keeping well in these very strange times.
I’ve been working very hard writing a book for the past 12 months, and , with impeccable bad timing(!), I published it today - see below.
All the best,
NEW BOOK: ‘LET’S STOMP!’ (PRESS RELEASE, 31st March 2020)
Question: What do ‘Halfway To Paradise’ by Billy Fury, ‘Sweets For My Sweet’ by The Searchers, ‘Do You Love Me’ by Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’ by The Swinging Blues Jeans, ‘Silhouettes’ by Herman’s Hermits and ‘Sorrow’ by The Merseys ALL have in common?
Answer: As well as all being timeless classics of course, they were all covers of songs originally recorded by American artists, in these cases, respectively, Tony Orlando, The Drifters, The Contours, Chan Romero, The Rays and The McCoys.
Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk, Blues, Pop, Soul, Girl Groups, Musicals... these are just some of the American music genres that inspired The Brits, who ultimately would come up with many new musical genres of their own.
Covering the dozen or so years from the dawn of Rock ‘n’ Roll & Skiffle in 1954 to the decline of the Beat Groups in 1967, and featuring over 2000 songs and 1500 different artists, this book really is the ultimate guide to the music that changed the world.
NOTE: Below is the link to the e-book version; the paperback should appear within the next 48 hours or so. Keep checking on Amazon, or alternatively email me and I’ll let you know when it’s available: firstname.lastname@example.org