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April 8, 2017

Win A signed copy of Robin's new book

'A Charmed Rock'N'Roll Life'

posted by Mike Walton

Ex-RSG guitarist Robin Le Mesurier is giving away a signed copy of his much anticipated book 'A Charmed Rock'N'Roll Life' to one of his friends here on SMILER to be in with a chance of winning just take a look at the picture disc single from 1983 and tell us what brilliant song written by Robin and Rod is on the A side and send your answers to me at The competition closes on Sunday April 30th.

Look out for an interview with Robin who talks about the new book in Issue 93 of SMILER later in the year.

This is sure to be a book most SMILER members will want to read as Robin is one of the most popular band members to have played in Rod's band.

At the end of January 1981, Rod summoned band members Gary Grainger, Phil Chen and Kevin Savigar for an American television appearance to push the new single Passion. The response of Grainger and Savigar was far from enthusiastic. Rod was furious and immediately sacked all three. This gave him the excuse he needed to inject new blood into the band. Out went Billy Peek to be replaced by Robin, Grainger was replaced by Danny Johnson and Chen by Jay Davis. Kevin Savigar later re-joined! When the new line-up made their debut in the Far East during May, they played in a noticeably heavier style than the previous band. It soon emerged that drummer Carmine Appice was behind many of the changes in an attempt to give the band a more rock based sound.

Robin was also in the Faces re-union line up at Hurtwood Park in 2015

The book also has a foreword by Sir Rod Stewart CBE and if like The SMILER team you can't wait to read this one you can pre-order now from

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