Forthcoming Attractions

Coming in 2024 from Spenwood Books!


Cropedy Capers – Another People’s History of Fairport Convention

Following on from 2022’s Gonna See All My Friends, which Prog magazine described as being ‘the equivalent of getting chatting to a fellow fan down the pub’, comes this second volume packed with stories of Britain’s friendliest festival, more drinking exploits by the Godfathers of British folk-rock and a book that is overflowing with images and memories from almost 60 years of Fairport Convention making and playing music.

Compiled by Richard Houghton

Published Summer 2024

Complete Control – A People’s History of the Clash

The only band that matters… Getting the ‘People’s History’ treatment is the Clash, who made headlines throughout the punk era, wrote generation-defining songs and broke up before they used up their street credibility (let’s not mention Cut the Crap). With over 300 fan memories of Strummer, Jones, Simonon, Headon and Chimes, this is the story of the Clash from bondage trousers to mohicans.

Compiled by Malcolm Wyatt

Published Autumn 2024

Neil Young – A People’s History

Neil Young has been rocking like a hurricane since the 1960s. This book brings together the memories of over 400 fans of the Godfather of Grunge, whether performing with CSN&Y, on his own, with the Stray Gators, the Blue Notes or with the mighty Crazy Horse. From early solo success to feedback laced guitar frenzy, this is the story of Canada’s greatest export to the world!

Compiled by Richard Houghton

Published Autumn 2024



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