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Only Rock ‘n’ Roll had its genesis way back  in 1975 when a youthful Simon Wright started playing records at his college disco in support of live acts who varied from The Troggs to The Sex Pistols.

Since then he has amassed a collection of around 1400  vintage vinyl singles. DJing at a friends birthday party in Sussex resulted in Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, named in homage to Ray Lowry (RIP) and his groundbreaking NME column of the same name ( Today Only Rock ‘n’ Roll is the soundtrack of choice for folks of a certain age and of  Radio Six / Record Collector persuasion.

Past bookings have included London venues such as the Shepherds Bush Empire, Camden Koko, the Scala, the Garage  and the Roundhouse as well as The Band On The Wall in Manchester. Bands that Simon has worked with include The Only Ones, The Flamin’ Groovies, The Replacements, Mott The Hoople, The Cheaters and Bash & Pop. Since 1986 Simon has written about the rock’n’roll that intrigues and inspires him and you can find a selection of his writing here, as well as in legendary punk/psyche fanzine Bucketfull Of Brains and the monthly magazine Record Collector


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  1. BEAUMONT Patrick permalink

    Hi comrade, My name is Patrick, I’m 49and I’m French, I’m a huge HBs fan, ‘just got my “L.A.M.F Found ’77 masters” only recently.. Well in fact I’d been through epistolar contact via emails, since a couple years, with Pedro MERCEDES and then it stopped suddenly around May 2021.. we did not have a row though.. I don’t know, his Remarquable Records site seems operative in 2022.. so I’m all at sea right now ! So could you please Mr WRIGHT tell me if Pedro’s just fine at present.., that he had not been in some kind of recent trouble.. That’s it, I respect his choice if he don’t wanna bla bla anymore, we’re not the same generation, I’d quite understand, that’s life.. I’m sure he’s a fellow of yours Mr WRIGHT, so tell me he’s all right, JUST THAT, and I’ll be happy with that ! Regards, Patrick Beaumont, FRANCE.

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