NEW BOOK

Life and Death of a Pirate by S.K. Moore


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Astley Book Farm, Astley Lane, Bedworth CV12 0NE. 

Hunt's Bookshop, High Street, Rugby. 

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Direct from publisher by post: Cheque £16.50 + £2.50 towards p&p.     Fillongley Publications, Old Granary, Castle Close, Fillongley CV7 8PB

Details of Events - book signings - talks etc below


                                                          

LIFE AND DEATH OF A PIRATE

by S. K. Moore

SPECIAL EDITION 474 pages, hardback 

Includes many photographs.  

Meet the author - Talk and Slide Show 

  • NUNEATON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP 

  • Saturday 27th January 2018: 10.30am - 12 noon at Attleborough Church Parish Room. 

    (Arranged by Peter Lee) 

  • MARLOW ROTARY GROUP

  • Wednesday 25th April 2018

  • CLIFTON-UPON-DUNSMORE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

  • Thursday 6th December 2018. 7.30 p.m.

Biography of Reg and Dorothy Calvert, written as a novel. Sometimes real life can be stranger than fiction and this book takes you on a journey back in time to the 1960s, not through rose tinted glasses but as it was. A story that has never been told before of love, much fun, music, ambition, pirate radio, intrigue and murder. Within the pages you will meet many characters including Screaming Lord Sutch, the Beatles and Reggie Kray. 

Hardback special edition containing two books 2 and 3 of the trilogy, 474 pages and over 170 photos and images.

2: Clifton Hall - the School of Rock 'n' Roll. The Calvert family move to Clifton-upon-Dunsmore in 1961 and with them come an entourage of musicians and singers. 

3: Shivering Sands - 1960s Pirate Radio. Reg pursuits his dream to have his own 'pirate' radio station. Two years later he is shot dead by a rival. His death was the catalyst that changed British broadcasting. 



Book One: POPCORN TO ROCK 'n' ROLL.  A surprising and often amusing story of Reg and Dorothy Calvert, 1946-1960. Love, marriage, adversity and Rock 'n' Roll.  

BOOK ONE

POPCORN TO ROCK 'N' ROLL

Paperback: £7.50 or Kindle eBook (can be read on any device) 

ORDER online from Amazon Books: http://www.amazon.co.uk

  • Or by post direct from the publisher: 
  • Fillongley Publications, The Old Granary, Fillongley CV7 8PB.  
  • Hardback £16.50   or   Paperback £7.50. 
  • Please enclose a cheque and include your name, address and telephone number (and email address).

POPCORN TO ROCK 'N' ROLL. The first book in the trilogy. 1946-1960 Reg and Dorothy fall in love and marry when they are just 18. With little money, no home and a baby on the way, Reg buys an old bus and converts it into a caravan. They travel south from Huddersfield to Southampton and live in an apple orchard for three years. Reg tries many ways to make a living, including making sweets and popcorn. When he first hears Bill Haley's Rock Around the Clock, he decides to bring Rock 'n' Roll to England. Within a short time, young musicians, guitarists, drummers and singers, give up their day job to follow him and become 'dance-hall' stars.
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BOOK TWO

CLIFTON HALL

School of Rock 'n' Roll

by S.K. Moore

  • Kindle eBook from Amazon.com  approx £2.50.
  • This book can be 'read' on any device, Kindle, laptop, iPad etc with Amazon's free app. 
  • Includes 39 photographs.
  • Included in hardback edition 'Life and Death of a Pirate' and will be published as a paperback later in 2018

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 Available for theatre groups to adapt as a play, 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 1950s and 60s.  Most of it myth and exaggerated.

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