Tackling the story chronologically, Mo splits his book into chapters dealing with different periods, In the Beginning, The Outbreak of Skiffle, Rock ‘n’ Roll Radios, The First Guitar, Innovation, British Beat, Do we really Need 17 Watts?, Adulthood, then moving into his (and others) experience of life in the session world and all the odd characters therein.
This is an eye-opening and engaging read, each page being packed with anecdotes, some poignant, most hilarious and a number, jaw-dropping! It’s copiously illustrated too, with thoroughly embarrassing snaps of shambolic ill-matched combos, many of whom went on to stardom, more to ignominy (and all credit to the famous for allowing potentially embarrassing material to be in the public domain). If you want entertainment mixed with fact, and enjoy the hoary old rock anecdote, finely polished through much-telling, this is the book for you. Humour, the absolute character trait essential for any bandstand shines through this collection and illuminates a motley collection of characters the likes of whom we are unlikely to see again. Thanks to them, and Mo.