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March 29, 2017

Robin Le Mesurier book due for release in April

'A Charmed Rock'N'Roll Life'

posted by Mike Walton

In a first autobiography entitled "A Charmed Rock'N'Roll Life”, Robin Le Mesurier unveils like never before:

His childhood, his beginnings in music, his friends, his family but also his demons, you discover, through the pages, the fascinating life of this talented musician who has collaborated with the greatest artists such as Sir Rod Stewart CBE and Johnny Hallyday.

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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