Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry - brand new edition
Are you ready to re-discover your mojo?
This brand edition copy of the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry' comes with:
* 25 additional pages
* full colour for the first time
* every page updated and enhanced - our biggest Dirty Stop Out's Guide... ever!
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 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry':
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. It's packed from cover to cover with photos and information of an era that was for many, a defining decade."