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Indulge in ‘the Band that Time Forgot’

‘The Band that Time Forgot’ – The Best Yarn of the Year

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Indulge in ‘the Band that Time Forgot’

With The Beatles recently making pop chart history and finding themselves back in the No.1 spot, the publication of The Band That Time Forgot couldn’t be more timely.

Published on 25th January 2024, this unputdownable tale of the geriatric band, The Dogs, rising like a phoenix from the ashes is guaranteed to get feet tapping and put a smile on the face of all that pick up a copy.

Detailing a life of sex, drugs and rock and roll as you would expect, these four aging rockers leap from the page as their newfound fame and return from obscurity finds them embracing adventures that even their younger selves would have contemplated. With the Netflix adaptation of Daisy Jones and the Six becoming one of this year’s biggest success stories, it can only be a matter of time before The Dogs take centre stage.

The rock band that reforms after fifty-five years, outsells The Beatles and gets the first woman elected as President of the USA. As the Fab Four become the biggest band in the world, The Dogs from Derby disband only to rise as a geriatric, pop, phoenix phenomenon.

Nearly fifty-five years elapsed before the group had a surprise reunion and issued a record as a bit of fun. It’s championed by top radio stations, rockets to number one and starts a fanatical cult of ‘pensioner power’.

At their first sell-out concert in Birmingham, ‘The Dogs rocked into action like four old boys at a bus queue leaning against an electric fence’.

Meanwhile, the philandering of ageing hippie, bass player James ‘Smudger’ Smith in the U.S. catches the attention of the tabloids. ‘He’s been married four times and counting… and has had a shed load of other affairs and partners. He makes Don Juan, Valentino and Casanova look like tranquillised tomcats with one testicle.’

The life of sex, drugs and rock and roll takes its toll on the old fogie, faded foursome. Eighty-three-year-old Drummer Charlie ‘Biffo’ Bear suffers from a heart attack on stage. The book contains six songs by The Dogs, like the one written on motorway services, ketchup stained, paper serviette.

Published by Olympia Publishers, The Band That Time Forgot is available in paperback on Amazon

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