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Rock’s Diamond Year at Chiswick Book Festival

Tuesday 13 September 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Talk about the book ‘Rock’s Diamond Year’ which chronicles the success of the Ealing Club, where the Rolling Stones first got together and other legendary London venues such as The Crawdaddy Club, The Marquee, The 100 Club, The Half Moon, the Ricky Tick, The Bull’s Head and the Eel Pie Island Hotel. As featured on BBC Robert Elms radio show.


About the event


  • Discussion of Rock’s Diamond Year – a book that explores the music history of the London clubs that were the engine rooms for British rock n roll
  • Hosted by authors Ralph Brookfield and Robert Hokum, alongside Cheryl Robson, book editor and director of the ‘Rock n Roll Island’ music documentary

Ralph Brookfield and Robert Hokum are two of the authors of a new anthology published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening on 17 March 1962 of the Ealing Club. They’ll discuss Ealing’s role in the creation of the R&B style and the loud Marshall sound of guitar based rock music that’s now familiar around the world.


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William Barry Theatre, University of West London, Ealing, W5 5PR www.chiswickbookfestival.net/tickets/
William Barry Theatre, University of West London, Ealing,
London, W5 5PR United Kingdom
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