If you are already here then you don’t need me to tell you that we have a new site for Family of Rock. Exciting times! All sorts of new things will be coming. The first is our ‘tree of the month’, the very first one of which is Deep Purple Roots and Branches, with all manner of novelties.
Responding to popular demand we have introduced a new range of Rock Family Tree posters, the little sisters of the fine art prints. They are smaller than the signed prints, but still a good size at A2 – around 600mm by 400mm on 120 gms paper. This month we introduce our first five; The Flowers of Romance, Liverpool 1980, Hawkwind, Deep Purple, and a special exclusive Grunge tree, which has not appeared in any of the books and so is really something special. Look at them all here.
The posters in this range cost £20 + postage (free postage for orders of any two products or more). And while you’re in the shop, take a look around. We’ve added more trees to be viewed in deep zoom. Only scratching the surface of the range, of course, and we will continue to add more.
Next month we will extend the range of posters with another five. If there is one you would particularly like us to include let us know in the comments.
Reggie McBride, who shows up in the sadly shortlived Tommy Bolin Band in 1976 played on Billy Preston’s album ‘It’s My Pleasure’, released in ‘75, also featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica on a couple of tracks.
Billy Preston, best known, probably, for his incredible performance of ‘That’s The Way God Planned It’ in the concert for Bangladesh, and the collaboration ‘With You I’m Born Again’ with Syreeta, about which, well, opinions may differ, also of course, worked with the Stones, where he overlapped for a year with Ronnie Wood (read about it here in Rock’s Back Pages, and view the Kinks, Stones, Pretties tree here – Ronnie is right at the bottom).
Ronnie Wood is the brother of singer Art Wood, and they played together, with Rod Stewart, Kenny Lane, Kenney Jones and Ian MacLagan in Quiet Melon, which, when Art left to take up graphic design, would evolve through the Small Faces into the Faces. But before that, Art Wood was founder of the modestly titled Artwoods, a band with Jon Lord on keyboards, which is where the Deep Purple tree begins. Got all that?
We are working on an interactive version of the Rock Family Trees that will do all this for you in a few clicks. Not there yet, but one day …
I do love em.
Machined Head 72 that was great big hairy mofo of a record.
I mean who doesn’t get Smoke on The Water?
C’mon , I mean really. It IS Rock n fucking roll.
Just ask Peter Hook or anyone who ever rocked a joint.
Or jointed up in rock.
Love looking at the Tree names and doing a where are they now thing.
Like Glenn Hughes? He is now “The Voice of Rock”, according to his official site, where a notifier thing flashes up, soon as you hit it, for a new Live in Wolverhampton CD, the hometown of Slade legend Dave Hill and Led Zep singer Robert Plant.
So quite some rock history to be mined there.
Mind I am not sure how to put links so you will have to Google and see more about Glenn if you care or dare.
Tell Glenn we sent cha.
N You all come back now, y’hear?
I cantbut wonder , genealogically : is there a way of drawing a family tree tracing a link between Glenn and Howard?