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Spencer Robertshaw - Profiles


Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin FAQ: All That’s Left to Know about the Greatest Hard Rock Band

Spencer Robertshaw enjoys George Case's fact-packed new book about Led Zeppelin


Beatles

Beatles - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: The Beatles and Bournemouth

Spencer Robertshaw enjoys Nick Churchill's new book which focuses on the part that the seaside town of Bournemouth had to play in the Beatles' development


Jett Brando

Jett Brando - Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett

Spencer Robertshaw finds Dave Thompson's new book on Joan Jett, while unauthorized, to be a very authorative and immensely detailed account of the Los Angeles rocker's extraordinary life and career


Wild Mercury Sound

Wild Mercury Sound - Live in America

Spencer Robertshaw finds completely enthralling new James Brown concert film DVD, which was filmed in Georgia on the late Godfather of Soul's 70th birthday


Nicky Hopkins

Nicky Hopkins - The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man

Spencer Robertshaw examines Julian Dawson's extraordinary new biography about the tragic life of keyboard player Nicky Hopkins, who was a session player for amongst many others the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Kinks, Art Garfunkel, David Bowie and the Beatles


Yes

Yes - Union Live

Spencer Robertshaw examines a new live double CD and DVD from prog rockers Yes of a show in California from their controversial 1991 'Union' tour


John Barry

John Barry - 1933-2011: The Name's Barry-John Barry

Spencer Robertshaw looks back on the life of film soundtrack and James Bond composer, John Barry, who died at the age of 77 in Januray


Miscellaneous



Spencer Robertshaw finds the Limetree Festival in Noth Yorkshire to be different from most other festivals in its back-to-basics approach and fan-friendly emphasis


Frank Sidebottom

Frank Sidebottom - 1955-2010

Spencer Robertshaw was at one of the last shows of comedian/musician Frank Sidebottom in Leeds in May. He pays tribute to him and his alter ego, Chris Sievey, who died on the 21st June after complications arising from his treatment for cancer


Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson - Beyond the Lighted Stage

‘Rush – Beyond the Lighted Stage’ is an award winning music documentary about the Canadian stadium act, Rush. Spencer Robertshaw finds it compelling and fascinating


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - The Life and Times of Liam Clancy

Spencer Robertshaw is impressed by both the raw honesty and poignancy of DVD documentary 'Yellow Bittern' which tells of the life and times of late Irish folk ballad singer Liam Clancy







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