The era defined by glam rock, industrial action, lager and the rise of punk, ska and 2-Tone, is set to be immortalised in a new book by renowned local author Ruth Cherrington.
The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1970s Coventry’ will celebrate the era dominated by venues like the Locarno Ballroom (the ‘Rockhouse’ as it was called!), Mr. George’s and many popular city pubs, live music venues, and eateries.
Author Ruth Cherrington – who wrote the much acclaimed ‘Not Just Beer and Bingo! A Social History of Working Men’s Clubs,’ is going right back to her own Dirty Stop Out roots in her home city of Coventry
Ruth Cherrington said: “This guide will truly represent 1970s Coventry It was the era of questionable fashion, go-go dancers, strikes and dancing round handbags. But Coventry was at the centre of much that was happening in the music world and the rise of ska put it on the map like never before.”
|Expected release date is November 6, 2017|