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Joe's personal demons caused his gradual downfall that culminated in another tragic shooting that saw him kill his landlady before turning the shotgun on himself. A fascinating biographical history of post war England, written as a novel with photographs.
Sadly linked to the demise of Reg Calvert and maybe it's time to add his name to that small band of people behind the scenes, whose own stories form part of the fascination for fans of the Sixties- even for those 'born too late' to have been lucky enough to be part of it all'Popcorn To Rock N Roll' is now available in paperback, hardback and as an e-book so well worth buying as a personal insight from the family's own story- not written by any 3rd party which is so prevalent in many 'biographies' You can contact Susan directly on the weblinks below or purchase via the usual outlets as well as Googling more on Reg Calvert as I feel the real story of his tragic death might soon attract more media interest with more of the truth coming out. The story follows the lives of two young people as they make their way in the world.
It was the start of a revolution that spawned a new era of teenage domination, which in a few years evolved into the exciting Sixties - the best time to be young!
She has now published the first part of the trilogy that brings the story to a new generation in the 21st century and a fascinating insight into the life of Reg Calvert, who was well ahead of his time and whose name might have been known to the British public along with the likes of Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham, Peter Grant and many more managers who helped to promote some of the biggest names in pop and rock music.
The name of Joe Meek has been revived, thanks to the movie 'Telstar' which tells the story of a tortured genius as an amazing record producer in the early Sixties with his own stable of artistes such as The Tornados, Heinz, John Leyton, Honeycombs -all chart topping successes.
Within a few short years, Reg Calvert had a stable of very talented acts and moved up to Rugby with his pipedream of 'The School Of Rock and Roll' that boosted the stage profiles and groomed these new bands that soon made an impact- The Fortunes and Pinkertons Assorted Colours (Mirror Mirror) amongst their ranks.
Screaming Lord Sutch was also part of the Calvert story with Radio Sutch broadcasting offshore in the North Sea- later Radio City.