Let it Rock: Pop Music at Bristol Colston Hall



When Bristol concert promoter Charles Lockier had the vision to book early rockers like Buddy Holly, he ensured that the Colston Hall would remain a favoured venue for British and American artists, and a major West Country link. The quality, diversity, and depth of musical talent on display at the Hall is breathtaking.

Giants of Sixties and Seventies rock and pop like the Beatles, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Beach Boys, Kinks, Love, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Who all played to adoring crowds, as did seriously influential artists like Queen, David Bowie, James Taylor, Crosby Stills and Nash, and the Jam.

This book examines an extraordinary attempt to promote the Tamla Motown label , and a highly confrontational concert from the electric Bob Dylan. Let It Rock not only features the famous headliners of the day, but includes a chapter on local Bristol groups who were making a name for themselves , as well as rare photos, programmes and flyers, some from the Hall archives, and extended comments from fans who witnessed the concerts, and the musicians themselves.

Written by Simon Hurford
Forward by Sarah Robertson

Delivery options

This item is eligible for the following delivery options:

  • UK 2nd Class Post (£3.00)
  • Collection from Colston Hall (Free)

This product will be dispatched in time for Christmas day if purchased by Friday 14 December 2018.

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