Monday, 4 January 2016

Full Moon

New Year's Eve, Moon-style…



… indeed, if the legend is to be believed, that was every eve Moon-style.

Happy New Year!

The Rock'n'Roll London Walk goes again on Friday 8th January at 2:00pm meet at Tottenham Court Road Station. Your guide is Adam – ask him about The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book starring The Who.


Monday, 30 November 2015

#CyberMonday Special Offer on the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book!

The download version of the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book WAS £2… 

…it's NOW 99P

Download the Pink Floyd issue here: tinyurl.com/floyd99p

And The Who issue here: tinyurl.com/thewho99p





Thursday, 26 November 2015

Is It A Bird? A Plane? A Pig? Or Is It A Big… Oops!

The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book: A most unfortunate first draft from issue one, starring Pink Floyd, in which the pig flying over Battersea Power Station has a rather unfortunate resemblance to…

















You can join the Rock'n'Roll London Tour with London Walks every Friday at 2:00p.m. There's no need to book. The Rock'n'Roll London Tour costs £10 (£8 concession).


The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book is available at The London Bookstore online. Click HERE for the print version & HERE for the download version.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Don't Forget Your Free Download of the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book

As the Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk kicks off at Tottenham Court Road, don't forget that you can help yourself to a free six-page sampler of the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book from the London Bookstore Online…







Click HERE to download your free sample of issue one


Click HERE to download your free sample of issue two






You can join the Rock'n'Roll London Tour with London Walks every Friday at 2:00p.m. There's no need to book. The Rock'n'Roll London Tour costs £10 (£8 concession).


The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book is available at The London Bookstore online. Click HERE for the print version & HERE for the download version.

All Gone To Look For #America… In #London #HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving #PaulSimon

For those of you who are joining us tonight on the Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk (7pm Tottenham Court Road Station), we're doing a Thanksgiving Special, putting American acts centre stage to welcome our friends from the U.S at this special time of year.

Paul Simon is just one of the stars of the show…



The Paul Simon Songbook
(Columbia 1965)



This London classic was deleted for a number of years, but is now happily available again on CD and download.

Not that such matters troubled us – as you can see, our vinyl copy is still going strong (pic, above).

Recorded at Levy’s Recording Studio at 73 Bond Street right here in London, the album is a relic of Simon’s London exile in the 60's. The girl in the sleeve picture is Simon’s then girlfriend Kathy Chitty, a native of Essex. Her name crops up twice in later Simon and Garfunkel songs, namely songs Kathy’s Song and America.




Happy Thanksgiving! We look forward to welcoming you on the Rock'n'Roll Pub Walk tonight.





You can join The Rock'n'Roll London Pub walk tonight at 7pm or Rock'n'Roll London Tour with London Walks every Friday at 2:00p.m. There's no need to book. The Rock'n'Roll London Tour costs £10 (£8 concession).


The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book is available at The London Bookstore online. Click HERE for the print version & HERE for the download version.


Full Moon Fever: Rock'n'Roll #London #Pub Walk Tonight

Commemorating: Keith Moon & the Marquee Club
Street: Wardour Street
Postcode: W1
Borough: Westminster


When the words “rock'n'roll excess” are being bandied about, nine-times-out-of-ten the man who set the hotel room-trashing, hard-drinking benchmark was the drummer of The Who, Keith Moon.


You won’t have to wait around too long in London to find someone of the opinion that such bad behaviour is hardly plaque-worthy. But as we get on for half-a-century since the so-called Swinging Sixties, more and more of that generation’s famous sons and daughters are being commemorated.


Moon remains one of the most respected drummers of the era, driving The Who’s singles, albums and rock operas from 1963 to 1978. The plaque also commemorates The Marquee, one of the leading Soho music venues from the 1960s to the 1980s. The club gave a stage to the leading lights of both the 60s R&B boom (The Stones, The Moody Blues) and the Punk Movement (The Stranglers, Generation X). 

The Wardour Street club closed in 1988. It outlasted Moon by a decade. Keith Moon died in 1978 at the age of 32. His other London plaque can be found in the Garden of Remembrance at Golders Green Crematorium.

Join us tonight on the Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk – meet at Tottenham Court Road station at 7pm. Here's the trailer…










You can join the Rock'n'Roll London Tour with London Walks every Friday at 2:00p.m. There's no need to book. The Rock'n'Roll London Tour costs £10 (£8 concession).


The Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book is available at The London Bookstore online. Click HERE for the print version & HERE for the download version.




Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Making the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book

The guided tour with its own dedicated comic book now offers a guided tour of the sketchbooks that made the comic book… phew!





You can but the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book online at The London Bookstore HERE.


Last postage dates for Xmas orders…