Our author Richard Houghton blogs on his Facebook page most days. If you want to know what he thinks about the cost of booking fees, the fate of historic venues that are threatened by demolition and what he’s recently purchased from his local secondhand record store, this is the page for you!


Pink Floyd

In 2023, Richard Houghton spoke to Carrie Grove from Rox Network about his forthcoming book, Wish You Were Here – A People’s History of Pink Floyd.


Respected DJ Geoff Dorsett interviewed Spenwood Books author Malcolm Wyatt about his book, Wild! Wild! Wild! A People’s History of Slade, shortly before its publication.

The Faces

Geoff Dorsett talks to Richard Houghton about his book Tell Everyone – A People’s History of the Faces.

The Rolling Stones

Broadcaster Geoff Dorsett catches up with Richard Houghton to talk about his book about the Brian Jones-era Rolling Stones, The Rolling Stones in the Sixties.

Fairport Convention

Richard Houghton talks to David Freeman on his Author Archive podcast about his Fairport Convention book, Gonna See All My Friends.


Richard Houghton talks to broadcaster Geoff Dorsett about his award-winning ‘people’s history’ of Cream.

Jethro Tull

Richard Houghton speaks to Dead Men’s Tales podcasts about his fully authorised fan history of Jethro Tull, Lend Me Your Ears.



The Jam

Published in 2019, Richard Houghton co-authored the book The Jam – The Day I Was There, which tells the story of The Jam in the words of over 300 fans and has garnered a rating of 4.5 on Amazon. Richard spoke to the Paul Weller Fan Podcast in 2022.

Fairport Convention

Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention and Richard Houghton invite stories for Gonna See All My Friends.


Wild! Wild! Wild! A People’s History of Slade, compiled by Malcolm Wyatt, came out in September and initial reader feedback has been fantastic. One of the first people to get his hands on a copy is Slade’s very own Don Powell, see what he thinks of the book!

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