Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk… And Comic Book!

The Rock'n'Roll London Walk is the only London Walk with its own dedicated comic book! Written and illustrated by Rock'n'Roll London guide Adam, Issue No.2, starring The Who, is available now for download, and will also be available in print very soon.

There's a FREE six-page try-before-you-buy sample available, too. CLICK HERE for free download.

Here are a couple of roughs from the sketchbook as a further taster…






This week sees the 50th anniversary of one of The Great London Sleeves… Just as the gritty alley on The Clash’s debut album introduced that band as outlaw punks, so too does The Who’s debut sleeve send a clear signal of intent.


Shot by David Wedgbury at Surrey Docks, Rotherhithe in the autumn of 1965, the placement of the band amid oil drums suggests that flammable material can be found on the record. An apt metaphor for not just My Generation, but for The Who’s long, loud, explosive career.

The area today is Surrey Quays (with its own station on the Jubilee Line extension) a largely residential area.

The band had already worked with Wedgbury, back in March of the same year, and it is a shot from that earlier session that adorns the U.S version of the sleeve (below).






Ask Adam all about the Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book tonight on the Rock'n'Roll London Pub walk. You can even buy a print copy of issue 1 – starring Pink Floyd – direct from the author!

Here's the Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk film…











A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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