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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, in The Band that Time Forgot, Dennis Coath brings to life the meteoric rise of geriatric Derby pop phenomenon, The Dogs, who cause a new ‘pensioner power’ cult.
The Band That Time Forgot
With The Beatles currently making pop chart history and finding themselves back in the No.1 spot, the publication of The Band that Time Forgot, published on 25th January 2024, couldn’t be more timely. Guaranteed to get feet tapping and smiles on the faces of readers, this unputdownable tale follows geriatric band, The Dogs, as they rise like a phoenix from the ashes.
When The Dogs, a rock band from Derby, have a surprise reunion and issue a record as a bit of fun after fifty-five years, they are championed by top radio stations, rocket to number one and starts a fanatical cult of ‘pensioner power’. After outselling The Beatles and getting the first woman elected as President of the USA, the fab four become the biggest band in the world.
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, culiminating in eighty-three-year-old Drummer Charlie ‘Biffo’ Bear suffering a heart attack on stage.
These four aging rockers leap from the page as their new found fame and return from obscurity finds them embracing adventures that not even their younger selves would have contemplated.
Dennis Coath has worked as a presenter and reporter with ITV and BBC. He has co-authored books with England’s greatest cricketer, Ian Botham, and most capped footballer, Peter Shilton and written Rats, Pies and Pigeon Poo.
He also invented The World’s Greatest Liar Competition. That’s the truth!
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