Halfway to Paradise

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CONTENTS

Introduction: The Father of Pop Photography
The story of Harry Hammond.

1 Britannia Rag
The British music scene before the arrival of Bill Haley and his Comets – from Dickie Valentine to Winifred Atwell.

2 Don’t You Rock Me Daddy-O
The emergence from the revivalist jazz scene of skiffle and trad jazz – from Lonnie Donegan to Acker Bilk.

3 Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
The impact of visiting US rock stars on Britain – from Jerry Lee Lewis to the Everly Brothers.

4 Maybe Tomorrow
The first generation of British rock and roll – from Tommy Steele to Johnnie Kidd.

5 Hit and Miss
How Jack Good invented rock television – from Six-Five Special to Thank Your Lucky Stars.

6 The Young Ones
The interregnum between rock and roll and Merseybeat – from Adam Faith to Chubby Checker.

7 Baby Let Me Take You Home
The early days of the beat boom – from the Beatles to the Animals