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The ULTIMATE book about Coventry and Rugby, Nuneaton and Leamington Spa music old and new. There has never been a book like it. Full to the brim with local trivia. Think you know Coventry music--THINK AGAIN!

Written by Coventry music expert Pete Chambers writer of the Coventry Telegraph's Backbeat nostalgia music column and guest presenter on BBC WM: CW

See Backbeat every Tuesday in The Coventry Telegraph and hear Pete on BBC WM:CW every fortnight on Bob Brolly's Friday Show at 3.00pm.

Jerry Dammers,The Specials, The Selecter, King, The Orchids, Any Given Day, Pinkertons, Jigsaw, The Primitives, Punjabi MC, Stereo Nation, Frank Ifield, Vince Hill,Chevy, Four Kings, Attrition, Reg Dixon, DT's, Carol Decker, Eyeless In Gaza, Sorrows, Don Fardon, Fly's,Hazel O'connor,Lieutenant Pigeon,Shel Naylor, Johnny B Great, Pickwicks, The Mighty Avengers, Pete Waterman, Spacemen 3. An in-depth account of John and Yoko's visit to Coventry Cathedral and lots lots more...

With exclusive contributions from JERRY DAMMERS,Frank Ifield, Jigsaw, The Specials, Paul King, Vince Hill, Hazel O'connor, Neil O'connor, Pinkertons Colours, Stereo Nation and many more

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This is what other people have said about Godiva Rocks!

"Quite simply, the most complete view of music in Coventry that's ever been written. Author, journalist and Coventry Kid Pete Chambers admits that his expertise is in Rock & Roll but nevertheless has managed to cover every type of music from classical composers to current Asian Bhangra dance music Hence my advice to save up the necessary funds, find this book, and buy it".

Tim James, blues-man and webmaster

"This book is full of bizarre stories and hilarious anecdotes, most of which took place, right here in Coventry. It's quite extraordinary to see just how many musicians the city has produced, and I'm happy to say still producing. As a piece of social history it is fascinating, as an encyclopaedia for local musicians it's invaluable, and as a Christmas present for all your relatives it's ideal!"

Horace Panter,Former bass player with the Specials.

"Pete appears to have left few stones unturned in his quest to produce a compact yet comprehensive survey  of local music"

Emma Harwood, The Rugby Observer

"This mine of information and trivia has something for everyone whatever your musical tastes"

Kevin Monks, Covsupport Website

"Music book is so special"

Coventry Telegraph

"Excellent, 1st class, well laid out"

Denis Murphy, book buyer

 "SUPERB!!! Terrific book. Got it this morning and have hardly done anything else"

Veyag,book buyer

"Absolutely superb book. Lots of memories from the 70s + 80s. Thank you so much".

Sue Cox, book buyer

"Great book, Highly recommended."

David Bell,book buyer

"Fabulous book!"

Ian Slater, book buyer

"Very impressed"

Darrell Johnson, Special Brew

"It covers everything there is to know about Coventry music... and then some! You won't be able to put it down.
"A Superb item Highly Recommended - BUY THIS BOOK"

Robert Orland, Book buyer

"We’ve all got a book in us, they reckon, but Coventry music enthusiast Pete Chambers did a lot more than just dream about penning the best thing since Harry Potter.  Ten months of solid research, plus a stack of memorabilia and memories to plunder, has produced a cracking encyclopaedia including all notables on the local music scene, from the arrogant Adorable to The Wild Boys. An amazing chronology of the Coventry and Warwickshire music scene".

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