In this special edition of Vintage Rock we focus on the dawn of rock’n’roll in the UK from the arrival of Bill Haley and ‘Rock Around The Clock’ through to the stars of the British scene – Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele, The Shadows, Billy Fury amongst many others. Plus we offer our rundown of 40 unsung UK artists from the golden era.

Other British names under the microscope in this issue include Shane Fenton and impressario Larry Parnes, and we have interviews with US bombshell Sparkle Moore, Matchbox’s Graham Fenton, top drawer duo The Cactus Blossoms, Gene Terry and Ace Cafe managing director Mark Wilsmore, who sheds some light on the history of the infamous biker hangout.

Lastly we publish a selection of superb rare images of famous ’50s US artists on tour in the UK (specifically in Manchester), taken from new book ‘Boom Boom Boom Boom’ , we get into Bill Haley’s classic album ‘Rock ‘N Roll Stage Show’ and there’s all the usual news, reviews, vinyl and more!

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