Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Byrds - 'So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star': It's something of a drawback as well as a bonus when you write a book like 'Bournemouth Rocks!' because inevitably, someone approaches you with a nugget of timeless information which should have been included.
Local rock fan and now a good friend, Ian Pope, thus approached me. With a Byrds box set in his collection, he explained how the booklet told the tale of this particular track. For some reason, the screaming fans were recorded at The Byrds 1965 Bournemouth show, and dubbed on prior to release as a single.
'Bournemouth Rocks!' will be updated at some point, as there are quite a few more nuggets like that to go into a reprint.
Meanwhile, if you missed it, 'Bournemouth Rocks!' can be found at