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The Rockmine Archive

Rockmine is Europe's largest independent rock music archive. It's a vast one-stop resource for publishing, radio, TV, film and the press but also fans. Built around four enormous collections: the written word, ephemera/memorabilia, audio and video. Click the link above to get a feel for the size of it.

Rockmine versus Fake News

Today's fake news is tomorrow's fake history. Rock music is full of myths and legends but that isn't good enough for Rockmine. For more than 30 years, I've gone behind the myths to uncover what really happened. I've carefully deconstructed stories that could have cost millions if published to reveal the truth. Sometimes, however, the truth is even stranger; like the KGB plot to kill Elvis.

I will never verify anything that I cannot confirm from accredited contemporary sources. This is an invaluable resource for newspapers, magazines, radio and television.

Rockmine is relevant, whatever decade we're in. Currently, I'm looking at the reason The Chemical Brothers are using an image taken from Godley & Creme's, "Consequences" from 1977 for their album's front cover I want to know the story behind it.

The Rock Mall

The Rock Mall has more than 1,200 items for sale. There are rare books and rare photographs, rock film posters and front of house stills, music papers and underground magazines, tour programmes and clothing, memorabilia and much more. Click on the link above to go straight there.

Rockmine Publishing

Rockmine Publishing currently has one publication, "Rock and Pop on Television". It runs to 1,926 pages in ePub format and features more than 28,900 entries, 50,000 song titles and 637,000 words. Taking the form of a daily almanac, it's also fully searchable by show, presenter, artist/group and song title.

This year will see that updated to more than 50,000 entries and a new publication titled, "I Fought The Law". Again, it takes the form of a daily almanac listing arrests, court cases, lawsuits and even jail time involving musicians over the last 6 decades.

Rockmine Television

TV viewing is changing, apart from more choice and flexibility, people are, whenever possible, constructiing their own programming. Rockmine TV aims to build on that.

At Rockmine Television you'll find all the Eurovision Song Contest Winners, all the U.K. Number One Singles until the end of 2009 and a selection of Rock Festivals. That's more than 1,226 videos! When a library of links to entries in "Rock and Pop on Television" is collected, they'll be added to the site.

The Jim Morrison Pardon

On December 9th 2010, Florida's Board of Executive Clemency granted a pardon to wipe Jim's 1970 conviction from the record books.

Many news services in the U.S.A. quoted Rockmine as one of the sources of the information that had been put before the governor for consideration. Rockmine put all the trial transcripts and Doors related FBI files online back in 1999! Here are direct links to everything: Robbie Krieger's testimony, John Densmore's testimony, Ray Manzarek's testimony and, of course, Jim Morrison's testimony. You'll find all other Doors related files here.

Check out my blog comments before and efter the pardon here.