Are you ready to feel 18 again?

Limited edition hardback - the ultimate gift for Birmingham's dirty stop outs of the '70s!

  • It's far more than a book - it's a time machine back to your youth!

  • It's a treasured memento - you'll want to re-live those memories again and again

  • It's a luxury coffee table book (c'mon you know Kindle just can't compete with a REAL book)

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“Bought this for my husband - he couldn't put it down! It jogged both our memories of growing up in Birmingham at a great time for music. Lots of fun to re-live those amazing times. Well researched and full of nostalgia and interesting information. Well done.”

Rita Carrol

  • Crammed with rare photos, memories and memorabilia

  • Collector's edition with exclusive cover design and ribbon book marker

  • Only 1,000 printed - just 250 left!

  • Beautifully printed with matt black, hardback cover 

  • The perfect gift for anyone that remembers the era – or why not treat yourself?

  • Sent fully tracked using Royal Mail 48 and despatched the same business day

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What goes into a Dirty Stop Out's Guide?

A minimum of 12 months in-depth research

Creating a Dirty Stop Out's Guide is a massive undertaking. It’s days and weeks of research as we trawl through old newspapers, books, Facebook groups and more to find elusive bits of information that will allow us to produce something truly representative of an era.

The work of some of the UK's finest writers and academics

Our team of esteemed writers includes academics, journalists, and former rock stars.

Hours of detective work

We leave no stone unturned in our quest to locate long-lost DJs, rock stars, superfans, and other people who defined the era.

Unrivalled knowledge and passion

We're passionate social history geeks who love reminiscing about the past. It’s our teenage years that truly define who we are and it’s our job at Dirty Stop Outs HQ to ensure that period lives on forever through our books!

Get ready to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a bygone era – which memories will you revisit first? 

And here's a sneak preview...

Frequently asked questions

How quick will I get my book?

We take great care to ensure that your order is packaged and posted as soon as possible. If you place your order before 2pm on a business day, your book will be posted the same day using Royal Mail Tracked 48. This means that you should receive your package within 2 working days of placing your order. Once your package has been posted, you will receive a tracking reference number which you can use to monitor the progress of your delivery. If you have any concerns or questions about your delivery, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team at:

Do you ship abroad?

Yes – we ship worldwide. 😊

What if I don't like my book?

We want you to be completely happy with your purchase from Dirty Stop Outs, so if for any reason you are not satisfied with your book, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at We understand that sometimes you may order the wrong book or simply change your mind, and we're happy to offer a full refund on the purchase price of your book as long as the item is returned to us undamaged within 30 days of purchase. We believe that our books are of the highest quality and we want you to enjoy them as much as we do, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns or questions about your purchase.

What if my package doesn't arrive?

We know the safe receipt of your package is of the highest importance, which is why we use Royal Mail Tracked 48 to ensure reliable delivery. However, if your package doesn't arrive as scheduled, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at We'll do our best to track down your package and get everything sorted for you in true retro rock'n'roll fashion. We want nothing but happy customers, so please let us know if there are any issues with your delivery and we'll work to resolve them as quickly as possible.

Where are your books printed?

All of our books are printed right here in England. We're committed to reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring a responsible supply chain, so we're proud to work with local printers who share these values. By printing our books in England, we can also ensure high-quality production and quick turnaround times for our customers

Why don't you do an e-book version?

Well, call us old school, but we believe that a Dirty Stop Out's Guide just isn't the same in e-book form. A treasured book is like a lifelong friend. It has a unique personality and its own smell and feel. Your Dirty Stop Out's Guide will be just such a friend, with the sole purpose of putting a smile on your face as it brings back long-lost memories.

Will you be doing a 1980s version?

As the reaction to our 1970s book has been so amazing, we are now working on the 1980s version which is due out later this year (2024). 

Will I definately feel 18 again?

Well, we don’t claim to have found the secret of eternal youth, but our scores of 5-star reviews, critical acclaim in the media, and a wide range of rock star customers suggest that we're doing something right. Additionally, did you know that our first Dirty Stop Out's Guide was the catalyst for a couple getting remarried after nearly 26 years apart? You never know what kind of retro magic you'll find in our books!
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Love your Dirty Stop Outs purchase or receive a full refund - no questions asked! All we ask is that you return the goods within 30 days of purchase. We sell to rock stars and believe in providing rock star customer service... for everyone!

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