British rock journalist Neil Mach was born and raised in the county of Surrey.
He was born the year that the Cavern Club opened in Liverpool. The same year in which Sid Vicious was born. The year that Tommy Steele was “Singing the Blues.”
In this book, Neil tells his story. He explores why Surrey has been such a creative landscape for rock artists. He wonders why so much talent has come from this suburbia.
The world’s best musicians, including punk rock idols, heroes of progressive rock, world famous supergroups – even the Beatles – all lived and worked in the County. What was so inspiring about Surrey living?
This is a personal history of popular music. Just a kid’s memories. But also a study about how the “Beverly Hills” of Britain has helped to influence and define the history of rock ‘n’ roll.