Library Archive ‘Live’!


Good news – the Archive of books, articles, flyers etc that I presented to the local history section of the Library (3rd Floor, Guildhall Square) is now available for public consumption (reference). They have done a good job of cataloguing – (a couple of examples below) and I’m happy to send you a complete copy if you wish – email me (dave.allen@port.ac.uk). They’ve confirmed you can go there and request access:

2860A/1/A/1 ‘Twenty Missed Beats: the Portsmouth Music Scene 1977-1996‘ by Tony Rollinson

Portsmouth, Mouthy Publications


2860A/1/A/2 ‘Almost: Forty Years of Southsea Rock and Pompey Blues’ by Dave Allen

London, Minerva Press.

An autobiography, focusing on music as a performer and fan.



Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

2 thoughts on “Library Archive ‘Live’!

  1. Both fine books – they’re together on my bookshelf!!!!!

  2. John ,are you saying we can come round and do research…???

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