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Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry - collector's edition - signed copy!

Are you ready to re-discover your mojo?

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We've got the final 5 signed copies of Ruth Cherrington's new book to sell on a first come, first served basis!

This brand new collector's edition copy of the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry' comes with:

 * exclusive cover
 * 25 additional pages
 * full colour for the first time
 * every page updated and enhanced - our biggest Dirty Stop Out's Guide... ever!

Only 250 copies are available and only ten are signed.

This is the ultimate coffee table book!

  • Guaranteed to bring the memories of ‘70s Coventry flooding back!

  • Packed with scores of photos, rare memorabilia and more

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

  • This book features the birth of 2-Tone and venues like the 'Lanch', Mr George's, Locarno, The Dive and many, many more.

  • A fascinating nostalgia trip that has taken over a year of in-depth research.

Why do you need the collector's edition of the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry':

We all keep cherished mementos from our youth: faded concert tickets, nightclub flyers, and — providing someone actually had a camera way back when — the odd photo. But they're either getting damp in the corner of the attic, or they’ve been inadvertently thrown out when your ex was complaining about clutter after your last house move.

The 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry' is your very own time machine back to your misspent youth, full of memories and mementos from people like you who were there — hey, you might even spot yourself in there! T

This premium-quality coffee table book will trigger amazing memories every single time you open it. In fact, you'll never stop smiling!
The stunning collector's edition of 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry' truly deserves its place as the centrepiece of your living room!

It's a book you can touch, feel, and lose yourself in (forget this digital nonsense - this is for people who know better!)

It will inspire conversations and allow you to share your memories with friends and family.

It will be something you'll come back to again and again and again.

You'll find something new every time you open it - there really is that much in there!"

What's inside?

The brand new ‘Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry’ celebrates the city's vibrant, varied and full-on nightlife of the era.

Though industrial strife, strikes and racial tension were rife in the decade, this book explains how the city's music and entertainment scene helped bring people together like never before.

In its closing years, Coventry's 2 Tone revolution challenged the stereotypes like never before.

Ruth Cherrington's ‘Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry’ traces the development of the area's music and nightlife from the early days of the legendary Locarno Ballroom where rookie DJ and future music mogul Pete Waterman spun the discs at the matinee disco.

It revisits landmark gigs by David Bowie and Queen that shook the Coventry Theatre in its foundations.

Even the local colleges got in on the act with music festivals provided by the Lanch and Warwick University.

Coventry-born Ruth Cherrington said: "It was a fantastic era to grow up in. The sheer volume and variety of venues totally dwarves the number of today - everything from thriving Working Men's Clubs to legendary record shops like Jill Hansons."

​​​​​​​Pete Chambers, Curator of Coventry Music Museum and renowned music writer said of it: "The Dirty Stop Outs Guide to 1970s Coventry, is a charming and unique A4-sized book, guaranteed to get the nostalgia juices going. Its packed from cover to cover with photos and information of an era that was for many, a defining decade."

This guide book will be the perfect gift for anyone that remembers this amazing era.​​​​​​​


Customer Reviews

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Cheryl Swann
Brilliant Book!

It's such a brilliant book, so detailed and wonderful pictures. It was a real treat to take a walk down memory lane, happy days.