Book review: ’50 Years – The Rolling Stones, Views from The Inside, Views from The Outside’ by Hanspeter Kunzler

’50 Years – The Rolling Stones, Views from The Inside, Views from The Outside’ by Hanspeter Kunzler (eBook)

Published by Hanspeter Kunzler

I am a massive fan of The Rolling Stones, to the point where I can be quiet anal about which books I read about the band- and this new eBook from Hanspeter Kunzler is one of the most comprehensive that I have ever read. Bringing together various previously published articles about the band, combining it with a social insight to what else was going on at the time as well as looking at what else was in the charts when  the band were releasing some of their biggest albums, albums which have also been reviewed anew for this book.

This first volume covers the first 25 years of the bands history, and if it was a physical book it would have been some volume. Whilst there was much fanfare over the band’s recent Anniversary shows, and several books were released to tie in with that- mainstream press almost seems to bypass the launch of eBooks, which is a shame as great ones like this will often fly under the radar.

Author Hanspeter Kunzler has stated in interview that European pop history became global history, and he is right, as The Rolling Stones are known in virtually every corner of the planet and have often been at the front of both musical and fashion changes, never more so than the 25 years covered in this book.

There is a second volume planned and each volume contains a staggering 1,000 pages. I feel at this point that I should issue a warning – you will not be able to put this book down for long so do plan to put some time aside as it’s gonna take you a while to read.

Nikk Gunns


In his show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 29 March David Randall featured a selection of tracks from “Albums of the Month” (January-March 2020) (29:45)

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09:00-12:00 HARTMANN 15 Pearls And Gems (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 H.E.A.T. II (earMUSIC)
14:00-16:00 GRAHAM GOULDMAN Modesty Forbids (Lojinx)

Power Plays w/c 30 March (Mon-Fri)

LOUISE LEMON Devil (Icons Creating Evil Art )
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ONE DESIRE Shadowman (Frontiers)
CRYSTAL IGNITE Black Mamba (indie)
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SKARLETT RIOT Human (indie)
THE COVASETTES Spin (indie)



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