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Dirty Stop Out's Guide to Sheffield - Rebels Edition - Rock'n'roll collector's edition - signed

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✅ Personally signed by the author

🤘 Packed with rare photos and memories

🤘 Exclusive cover

🤘 Only 100 copies available.

This rock'n'roll collector's edition of 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to Sheffield - Rebels Edition' comes with an exclusive cover. It is personally signed by the author.

About the book: 

Rebels had unlikely origins.

The revered venue that stood many storeys high above Dixon Lane actually owed a debt of thanks to Sheffield-born nightclub impresario Peter Stringfellow.

He – alongside his brother Geoff – opened its forerunner, the Penthouse, in 1969.

The club had morphed into a rock venue by the first half of the 1970s and staged one of the earliest gigs by a then-fledgling Def Leppard later the same decade.

A diehard rock community grew up around the club and put up an impressive fight when the management tried to ditch heavy metal.

They needn’t have worried – by the time Steve Baxendale took it on in the early 1980s it was throwing its weight behind the NWOBHM that was sweeping the country.

He re-named it Rebels and a Sheffield after-dark legend was born. The venue’s reputation went before it and it was soon packing them in six nights a week.

When rock went overground in the late 1980s it was cleaning up. It went from a club for outsiders to the club to be seen in.

Tears were shed when it shut in the mid-1990s and many have never got over the loss.

This book tells the venue’s story from the opening of the Penthouse through to its halcyon years as Rebels. It includes ultra-rare photos, memories from DJs and clubbers alike and is a fascinating insight into the South Yorkshire rock scene of the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.


What our readers say - here's a selection of some of our recent reviews: 


“Bought this as a present for my dad who was in his 20s during 1970s Sheffield. He absolutely loved it! 100% worth the money and then some. Will definitely look at other editions as gifts also. Thank you! My dad was over the moon.”

5 stars not enough – I’d give 10!

“Would give 10 stars if I could - I couldn’t stop smiling, bought back so many memories of all the different fashions and bands. The books are fantastic and I love all the photos of Chesterfield during those fabulous years. Brilliant books, highly recommend, didn’t want them to end!”

Fantastic Trip Down Memory Lane

“Brilliant book and fantastic collection of photos. Keep going back to it again and again. Thanks so much for bringing my much-missed youth back to life.” 🙏🌷

Those were the days

“I loved this book! I adored the pictures of my old haunts. Very informative, it filled in gaps that I was too young to appreciate at the time. Those were the days. What a brilliant time we had, feel very privileged to have seen so many good bands locally so its good to see it in print. Even a picture of the pub where I worked a few evenings after the Saturday job in town!”

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Sophie Peacock
Great service all round

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T shirt and mag

Mag is great reading and t shirt is great quality will be buying again

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Dirty Stop Out's Guide to Sheffield - Rebels Edition - Collector's edition (pre-order) - final 50 copies remain!

Angie Turner
Fantastic Trip Down Memory Lane

Brilliant book and fantastic collection of photos. Keep going back to it again and again. Thanks so much for bringing my dun and distant youth back to life. 🙏🌷

nicholas simpson
Great book.

Bought for wife for Christmas as she was a regular with her mates back in the day ...topping book and t shirt....