LIFE AND DEATH OF A PIRATE

by S. K. Moore

SPECIAL EDITION 474 pages, hardback, includes over 150 photographs

For free UK postage, order direct from Fillongley Publications www.fillongley-publications.com

  or online from Amazon Books (etc) www.amazon.co.uk  *Details of other stockists below.

(Front cover shows Reg Calvert and Screaming Lord Sutch on the Shivering Sands Towers, abandoned wartime forts in the Thames Estuary, May 1964)

TRILOGY

BOOK ONE:  Popcorn to Rock 'n' Roll 

1946 - 1960 Reg and Dorothy Calvert marry when they are just 18 and with no home and little money, Reg buys an old bus and converts it into a caravan. They travel from Huddersfield to Southampton and live in an apple orchard for 3 years. Reg tries many ways to earn a living including making popcorn and sweets. Life is not easy for Dorothy as she never knows what her husband will do next. When he first hears Bill Haley's Rock Around the Clock, he has a dream. To bring Rock 'n' Roll to England. (And he does). 

(Available as Kindle eBook. Paperback £7.50. (Hardback £14 from www.fillongley-publications.com )

BOOK TWO: Clifton Hall - School of Rock 

1961 - 1964 After much turmoil and some success, May 1961 Reg and Dorothy Calvert buy Clifton Hall near Rugby. With them comes an entourage of young singers and musicians and it soon becomes known as a 'school of rock'. There are strict house rules which include no alcohol and no girls back, but there is music, much fun and outrageous antics, laughter and heartbreak. A fast moving story of behind the scenes life in the entertainment businesses. There is sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, but not in the way you would imagine. Many famous stars visit the house including Jerry Lee Lewis and the Beatles. 

                            (Available as Kindle eBook. Hardback £16.50 - included in Special Edition 'Life and Death of a Pirate').

BOOK THREE: Shivering Sands - 1960s Pirate Radio

1964 - 1967. Sometimes real life can be stranger than fiction, often funny with a tragic turn of events. Woven into the tapestry of Reg and Dorothy Calvert's lives are the stories of the musicians, singers, pirate radio disc jockeys and engineers. Within the pages of this book you will meet many characters including Sceaming Lord Sutch and Reggie Kray. What begins with a dream ends as a murder mystery. Well researched account, written as a novel of love, laughter, music, intrigue, murder and mystery. Even today, there are unanswered questions. A gripping read. 

(Available as Kindle eBook. Hardback £16.50 - included in Special Edition 'Life and Death of a Pirate')



ORDER YOUR BOOKS DIRECT FOR FREE UK POSTAGE

Book One: POPCORN TO ROCK 'N' ROLL  £7.50 paperback. £14. hardback  

Books Two and Three are included in special edition 'Life and Death of a Pirate'. Harback £16.50

Free UK p&p. Europe + £10.  Australia and USA + £16.


PAYMENT DETAILS

By PayPal : Make payment to email account: susan.k.moore @ btinternet.com 

BY POST: Cheque to: Fillongley Publications, Old Granary, Castle Close, Fillongley CV7 8PB 

For more info email Fillongley Publications: fillongleypub @ btinternet.com


ONLINE STOCKISTS: www.radiocaroline.co.uk  www.amazon.co.uk

BOOKSHOPS: Astley Book Farm, Astley Lane, Bedworth CV12 0NE.  // Hunt's Bookshop, High Street, Rugby. // Harbour Books, Whitstable CT5 1AQ 

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ALSO AVAILABLE FROM LIBRARIES


BOOK ONE

POPCORN TO ROCK 'N' ROLL

Includes many photographs. Paperback: £7.50 Hardback: £14.50 or Kindle eBook 

ORDER direct: www.fillongley-publications.com with free UK postage. Or online from Amazon Books (etc) : http://www.amazon.co.uk


BOOK TWO

CLIFTON HALL School of Rock 

by S.K. Moore

  • Kindle eBook from Amazon.com  approx £3.20. Includes photographs : Included in special hardback edition 'Life and Death of a Pirate' with over 150 photos. 
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CLIFTON HALL - School of Rock 'n' Roll The second book in the trilogy and one of the most unusual stories you will read, based on real people and events. A 'social history' of the 1960's. Yes, there are drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll, but not in the way you would expect it.




1961, Reg and Dorothy Calvert move with their daughters from Southampton to Clifton Hall near Rugby. With them came an entourage of young musicians and singers. It did not take long for the inhabitants of Clifton-upon-Dunsmore to realise there were strange 'goings on' at the Hall. Rumour and gossip were rife. Who were these bohemian young men appearing in their village? Behind the fun, laughter, glitz and glamour of show business, lies a powerful love story.

  • 39 images/photographs included, some never before published including photos of the Beatles and Tanya Day. 

 

 

Photo above 2012.  50 year reunion of some of the 'boys' (dance hall stars) 

Barney Peacock (drummer), Tony Burnett (drummer), Colin Angel/Wilsher (Singer and guitarist).  Susan Moore (author and artist, daughter of Reg & Dorothy Calvert.)  Danny Storm  / David Hurran (singer). Glen Dale / Richard Garforth (singer).  Geoff Chalk (guitarist).  Don Ker (guitarist).  Johnny Martin /Martin Upperdine, (singer and guitarist). 

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LIFE AND DEATH OF A PIRATE

STAGE PLAY Now available for theatre groups to perform, with or without music, projected images etc.  Flexible script to suit the ability or theatre group and actors available.

Many things have been written about the 1960s.  Most of it myth. This is a true story that will hold your audience from beginning to end.

THREE NEW PLAYS   based on the life and times of REG CALVERT 

 

(Top) June 1946 Reg and Dorothy Calvert on their wedding day. 


For more information and details about the plays visit:

 https://sites.google.com/site/regcalvertplays/home 

REG - DEATH OF A PIRATE

A new play - double bill - combining two plays, 'School of Rock & Roll' and 'Death of a Pirate'     With 1960's band:  Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - plus - projected archive photographs was performed on 4th November at the Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton.

Rehearsal Filmed - and BBC Midlands Today featured the play and interview with Susan Moore on 3rd November 2011.

For photographs from the play - see PHOTOS from play page.

More information contact: susan _ calvert@ btinternet.com

FOR DETAILS TO PERFORM THE PLAY/S - contact:

Email: fillongleypub @ btinternet.com 

For more information about Southampton Bands, Reg & Dorothy Calvert and other pop groups and Reg Calvert visit: www.davidstjohn.co.uk