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Standing On The Sidelines by Roger J Simmonds

Standing on the Sidelines covers the years between 1958 to 1972. It gives an insight into the ups and downs of the music business. From the valleys of South Wales to mews cottage in London W1, down to the depths of the slum in Somers Town, the book tells a gripping story of ambition, fantastic success, broken relationships and missed opportunities.

Featuring fresh anecdotes of the Soho crime underworld, Swinging ‘60s clubbing culture, top record producers, and most sensational court case of the era, Roger explores how the early days of rock ‘n’ roll came to define him as a person, and how the music industry ultimately affected his personal relationships with his partner and children.  

For readers interested in 1960s London and Liverpool, featuring stories of crime, sex, TV, rock ‘n’ roll, with much laughter and a lot of desperation. Standing on the Sidelines is a compelling and often hilarious story of the harsh world of the music industry.

About the Author

Roger J Simmonds was born in a small mining village in South Wales. He has been involved in the music industry for over 57 years. Starting in 1958 at the birthplace of British rock ‘n’ roll he has worked in every sector of the music industry, from writing and performing to producing and management.


Cover by Shaun Russell

£8.99 (+ postage)

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