The documentary was made as part of a wider project celebrating Eel Pie IslandÂ and its importance as part of theÂ British music scene and was nominated for Best Short Documentary Film at Raindance. Â Â Read Rod Stewart’s recollections of Eel Pie Island, his first disastrous audition and seeing The Rolling Stones there.
You can buy the book that accompanies the filmÂ hereÂ The British Beat Explosion: Rock n Roll IslandÂ ed. J. Wheatley – voted best blues book 2014 by Blues Matters.Â
Visit an exhibition on Eel Pie Island at Twickenham Library, on until 11 October.