SOUNDS IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROOKED SPIRE

The Story of the Chesterfield Music Scene in the 1960's and early 1970’s. 

By David McPhie and Ian Lee

The definitive account of the Chesterfield Music Scene in the 1960's and early 1970's - detailing early venues such as The Queens Park Hotel, Chesterfield Folk Club, Rhythm 'n' Blues at the 'Smokestack Club', The Barrow Hill Hotel and the emergence of Joe Cocker, Shape of The Rain and The Blueberries. The scene was incredibly vibrant with the Top Rank Days and Regal/ABC Cinema, and Vic Ballroom witnessing World Class Acts such as The Kinks, The Small Faces, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Bo Diddley and Dave Berry and The Cruisers rocking Chesterfield in the 60's. Amazingly, we hear accounts of Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull and Free, amongst others, in these hallowed pages, and first hand accounts and revealing anecdotes from the movers and shakers of the era, including Pete Dodd (founder member of The Thompson Twins), and Sheffield journalists - John Firminger and Martin Lilleker. A unique book that perfectly captures the spirit of the vibrant Market Town in North Derbyshire

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