THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FROM THE REDCAR JAZZ CLUB MEDIA WEBSITE. GO THERE TO BUY IT. www.redcarjazzclubmedia.com (copy & paste into your browser)
In the 1960s England was the coolest place on the planet. As musical fashion changed from Trad Jazz to R&B and then to Blues, Hard Rock and Progressive, Redcar Jazz Club featured all the top artists of the era, inlcuding The Who, Pink Floyd, Free, Yes, Eric Clapton, Cream, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, and many more. This large format (almost as big as a vinyl album) full colour 160 page hardback, features over 200 photographs, many previously unseen, plus memorabilia and the memories of the members who frequented the club, not least those of the artists themselves, drawn together in a compulsive social commentary of those exciting times. .
Hardback 160 pp
And this is what they said about it...
“As you turn through the pages, you can feel the 1960s swinging… superbly illustrated with vintage memorabilia as well as the photographs” Chris Lloyd. The Northern Echo
“Once in a while a book can come along that resonates very deeply for some people: Backstage PASS Redcar Jazz Club is such a book.” John Roberts Coastal View & Moor News.
“…has sold more copies in the past fortnight than Stephen King and Nigella Lawson combined” Paul Smyth. Manager at Middlesbrough Waterstone’s
“produced with love and a real passion for the history of this iconic venue” Waterstone’s Book Store.
“this one is a true gem… incredibly well written and the pictures range from fantastic to astonishing… a clear labour of love for those who have created it…” Lee Ricketts blogspot
“Backstage Pass' has certainly created a truly excellent time-piece…” Chris Pattinson
“…marvelous book…” Ged Hickey Award winning Landscape Photographer.
“… studded with more than 200 fascinating photos, which tells the definitive story of a seaside venue which made musical waves across Britain.” Dave Robson. The Gazette.
“… lovingly assembled to capture the spirit of radically changing times over some 15 years.”
John Roberts Coastal View & Moor News.
“A brilliant read” Suzanne Rehbohm
“…a really great piece of work…” John McCoy, singer & promoter.
“Beautifully produced and presented” Forrie Cairns, The Clyde Valley Stompers
“absolutely brilliantly put together” Terry Carter, guitarist with Legend
“Great job guys great memories ” John Feldman bass guitarist ex:Delmonts
“Thanks for the memories. Brilliant book” Ivor Davies
“…received a copy from my Son for Christmas. Can’t put it down.”
Alan Whitfield, guitarist
“oh what memories unleashed” forum contributor
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