Pete Frame

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Peter 'Pete' Frame (born 10 November 1942, Luton, Bedfordshire, England) is an English music journalist, who produced outlines of the history of rock bands for various magazines (Sounds, NME, Melody Maker and Rolling Stone).[1] He founded the English Alternative rock magazine ZigZag in April 1969 and acted as its editor,[2] from its beginning until February 1973, and again from March 1976 until July 1977.[citation needed] He was also an A&R man for B&C Charisma Records, and manager of Starry Eyed and Laughing.[citation needed] Five volumes of his Rock Family Trees have been published, and the first two were joined as The Complete Rock Family Trees. He is also author of Rockin' Around Britain.

In October 2007, his 500 page book - The Restless Generation - How rock music changed the face of 1950s Britain - was published by Rogan House.

Television series[edit]

The Rock Family Trees books were used as the basis for the BBC Television series Rock Family Trees in the 1990s.[3] The series was narrated by John Peel.

Series one[edit]

Series two[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Family of Rock » Pete Frame". Blog.familyofrock.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Pete (1985) Popular Music Since 1955: A Critical Guide to the Literature, Mansell Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7201-1727-1, p. 17
  3. ^ "ROCK FAMILY TREES". BFI. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 

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