“Meeting Tom Locke, I knew right away he was steeped in stories from the classic rock era, as he played 45 RPM’s on his jukebox. For each song he played on his jukebox he had an intriguing anecdote. Moments In Time is a great way to rediscover a world of music, or fall in love with it for the first time if you were too young to remember. Preserving the history of a fun time in pop music is done in an engaging way. Tom Locke’s background information will open new dimensions for you, the reader, as you appreciate these moments in time with new ears and new eyes.”
Ray McGinnis, Vancouversignaturesounds.com
Fun To Read
I like that it is interactive. You can scan the QR code with your phone and it will take you to YouTube to play the song you are reading about.
Uncle G, August 2022
If you think you know music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, you’re in for a surprise!
In a word this book is brilliant! Tom is a true Rock and Roll historian. The book is incredibly interesting and so easy to read. Each selection (of which there are more than 100) is dealt with in just two pages and the inclusion of a QR code for each selection allows you to immediately hear the song being discussed. This is the first book I’ve seen with this interactive feature and Tom has presented it flawlessly. I always thought I knew a lot about 60s music – I don’t – but Tom sure does. If you buy only one book this year, do yourself a favour and make it this one.
Eric D. Whitehead, August 2022
A Fraternity Brother Reaches Out
I am into your book and I have to say that it is really enjoyable. I am impressed by the quality of your writing, the scope of your research and the comprehensiveness of the information that you have compiled.
Many recognizable songs! Very happy to see bands such as the Honeycombs included (one of my favourite one hit wonders).
Jeff Ross, April 2022
A fascinating book outlining the things most of us do not know about the music we grew up with. For those who grew up in part of the 50’s but really became interested in music in the 60’s and 70’s , the stories in this book will put a smile on your face, and if you use the QR Code the sounds will bring pleasure to your ears.
Would strongly recommend this book as a must have for any music lover, and it will give you an opportunity to teach the kids and grandkids about the good music.
Neil Bishop, March 2022
Fantastic. Can’t imagine how much work was put into the creation of this book. Congratulations Tom on a job well done.
Doug Damp, March 2022
Restaurant Follow Up
My wife Claire and I met you when we had lunch with Peter Boronkay at the Bacchus restaurant. I bought a copy of your book “ Moments in Time” thinking that it would be good for my daughter who is a music teacher. When I got home and had a look at the book I realized that this book is not for my daughter, it’s for me. I truly enjoyed it and the connection with the songs were amazing.
I passed the book to an English friend of mine and he is also loving it. Thanks for sharing your moments in time.
Nabob, February 2022
And You Thought You Knew Music … !
“Tom Locke’s “Moments in Time” is a “must read” for any music fan, not just those of us who grew up listening to Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the Beatles. The research conducted by the author is profound. We learn about the writers’ inspiration, the singers, and the path the song took from the original manuscript to the airwaves, including on occasion, the battles for royalties and publication rights. A simple click on one’s cellphone camera on a barcode then enables the reader to actually connect to YouTube and listen to the song. Very cool. Who knew the Walker Brothers from the UK, who had the big hit “The Sun Ain’t Going to Shine Anymore” in 1966, were actually from Los Angeles and two of the three members changed their last name to ‘Walker’ to make it all work? Thanks to Mr. Locke, we now know!”
David N., February 2022
Great Rock & Roll Research
“Tom’s passion and precision come to life in this rock and roll reflection. Although I was born later, in the early sixties there are a number of tunes that bring back fond memories, e.g. “Tainted Love” and “Save The Last Dance For Me.” The links to hear the music is a clever touch, and it is interesting to see how many rock and roll tunes are new to me from the 50’s to the 60’s that Tom uncovered for his discerning readers and listeners. Highly recommended!”
Peter B., January 2022
An Unique Book
“A wonderful tribute to the music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. It brought back many memories of dancing to the jukebox music played at our home and on our weekend drives. The book is unique in that you can instantly hear the songs the book is referring to by a scan of a QR code. Reading about the music of this time and listening along brought me back to many special moments – the way music does, evoking memories.”
Cathy Wilson, November 2021
Do You Remember?
“If your a fan of music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s you will want to have a copy of my dear and long time friend Tom Locke’s new book “Moments In Time”. It is a fantastic account of some of the greatest records of our time. It is a one of a kind read that allows you to listen to the tunes written about in this book thanks to the amazing technology of QR codes. As a collector of the music of my life and possessing over 30,000 tracks in my personal collection, the tunes written about in Tom’s book will have you travelling back to your youth and reflecting on so many wonderful moments in time be it your high school days, experiencing the freedom related to the acquisition of your drivers license, never ending friendships, your first job or the excitement of your first date. I highly recommend this informative and enjoyable read to one and all and I know that it will make a great addition to anyone’s book collection as well as a unique gift for family and friends alike. Have fun reminiscing about the music we all grew up with and I trust you will enjoy this read as much as I did. Good ‘rockin’ to you all.”
Martin Silver, November 2021
A Must For Trivia Buffs
“There are so many songs of this era that are not too often played on the airwaves and almost forgotten. It is truly a gift to have these songs bring back memories in that time of your life. It is an interesting read on the story behind these songs, what inspired the artist/songwriters to write them, how they made it onto the charts and the connection between the artists, the origin of the songs and the country where they became hits.”
Rose, November 2021
Perfect Stocking Stuffer For Fans Of 50s, 60s, 70s Music
“Moments in Time is a delight. Meticulously researched and always fascinating, just like the Paul Harvey “And now you know the rest of the story” tales that originally inspired it.
“You can read it forward, backwards or skip around. And the ability to hear each song on their website using a QR code is downright brilliant. Buy several and give them to your music fan friends. They’ll thank you!”
Solstice, November 2021
A Review Passed On By Dorothy, a close friend of Michael Godin’s, host of Treasure Island Oldies
On New Year’s Day, Fred, 78 [Dorothy’s friend], wrote the following email that I [Dorothy] wanted you and hopefully Tom to see.
“Please pass along my kudos to Michael and his friend Tom Locke for Tom’s fascinating book – and thank you too! Extremely well researched it delves into some really esoteric information – it’s for uber rock ‘n roll fans from the ‘50s and ‘60s. It brought back circa ‘60 and ‘61 songs I hadn’t thought of for some time and with it the nostalgia and of course some in depth trivia. A one of a kind book!”
Fred, January 2022
“I got the book the day before we left for Africa. Since returning I have been reading and listening as directed. So much fun! Lots of stuff I had forgotten (“Sixty Minute Man”). Pure gold. When I’m done I’ll be sure to pass it on to a music loving friend of my age.”
Doug, January 2022
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