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Rock and Bowl

In this special edition of PDCC we take a detailed look at the movers and shakers of Rock and Bowl, its history and how it changed the world for ever. Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Bowl.
Friday, 22 January 2010

Barry Presley and Charlie Batts at Hamburg's notorious <em>Top Ton Club</em> in 1962.

The Bowling Stones Interview

In 1965, The Bowling Stones burst upon the rock and bowl scene with what would become the ubiquitous anthem of that summer: Talking About My Declaration. More modest hits followed including And Your Third Man Can Sing, Jumping Jack Hobbs, and All You Need is Gloves.
Friday, 22 January 2010

Ship of Hits: The Radio Dorothy story

Take a bunch of out of work umpires, a leaky ship and a box of records - modern radio is born on the high seas.
Friday, 22 January 2010

The Man with the Golden Gunn and Moore

By 1972, producer Gubby Melon was concerned that the James Bond format had grown tired. In a move that would prove to be disastrous for reasons he could not have possibly foreseen, he cast aside the Ian Fleming catalogue and enlisted Minor Counties umpire Seth Buckles to write a fresh and modern script.
Friday, 22 January 2010

Robert Key in the UK

In 1976 the state of English cricket caused a growing group of disenchanted youngsters to form a movement that would create chaos and confrontation across the country. It became known as Punk. This is its story.
Friday, 22 January 2010

A schoolboy error

After tragedy struck Aussie metal legends AC/DC in 1980 little did they know that their new member was more into cricket and cake than chicks and coke.
Friday, 22 January 2010

Two suspected poachers (foreground) captured at Steve Wicket's country estate, 1969.

1998, the year that Rock and Bowl died: The legacy of Genesix

Forty years ago four university students set forth on a path that would lead to the creation of an experimental brand of Rock and Bowl known as 'Progressive Block'. After a decade of critical acclaim they sought their financial dues and became Rock and Bowls first international phenomenon. Many hits later they were credited with killing the genre.
Friday, 22 January 2010