BBC 6 MUSIC with Steve Lamacq

As summer approaches, Steve kicks off Reading Week, with listeners hearing from a wide range of authors about their new publications. Today, Steve is joined by Daniel Rachel who talks all about his current book, The Lost Beatles Album, and the upcoming release of Too Much Too Young: the Story of 2 Tone Records. Daniel [...]

Yesterday and Today: Six Decades of Beatles Fandom

  What if the Beatles had released one more album? What was it like to see them live in ‘64? Yesterday and Today: Six Decades of Beatles Fandom Join us at 18:30 on Thursday 29th of June at the Iconic Images Gallery in Piccadilly for an evening of books, discussion, rare photography, and a deep [...]

ABBEY ROAD : The Art of Music Photography

Calling all music photographers! Join us for an inspiring day celebrating the art of music photography at our highly anticipated Amplify festival, returning on Wednesday 5 July, and coinciding with the Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards. Taking place in the iconic Studio Three, join us as we dive into the captivating world of music [...]

Totally Wired Radio interview

Totally Wired Radio Midday with guest Neil Sheasby from Stone Foundation talking 25 yrs with the band and his new book Bass Notes: Life & Times on the Road with Stone Foundation. Plus Daniel Rachel & Mark Baxter talk about their respective new 2 Tone based projects and choose their favourite record. #stonefoundation #2tone #bassnotes

Sevenoaks Literary Festival

In conversation with MOJO editor, Pat Gilbert 'Daniel Rachel imagines what the next Beatles album might have been like, with painstaking detail and great stories' David Hepworth, The Guardian / Book of the Day 'A fantastical journey through what might have been... Exciting and compelling.' Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music 'Daniel Rachel's forensic investigation makes a [...]

Totally Wired Radio 2 Hour 2 Tone Special

Talking about TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG and spinning records by #thespecials #theselecter #thebeat #madness #theswingingcats #thehigsons #rico with presenter Steve Rowland Totally Wired Radio #ska #2tone

Sky News Breakfast

Daniel will be a guest on Sky News Breakfast at on Saturday talking about his new book Too Much Too Young: The 2 Tone Records Story

BBC CWR with Vic Minett

Daniel will be talking with Vic Minett about Too Much Too Young and the forthcoming launch event at the 2 Tone Village on Sunday 22 October

TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG Publication Day!

  In 1979, 2 Tone exploded into the national conscience as records by The Specials, The Selecter, Madness, The Beat, and The Bodysnatchers burst onto the charts and a youth movement was born. 2 Tone was black and white: a multi-racial force of British and Caribbean island musicians singing about social issues, racism, class and [...]


Daniel will be talking to Rakeem Omar about Too Much Too Young on BBC WM

Soho Radio

MORNING GLORY Join James Endeacott every weekday morning 9am – 12pm on the Soho channel. Soho Radio’s only daily show, bringing you three hours of eclectic delights to give you a taste of Soho Radio, featuring jazz, soul, rock, reggae, world, pop, country, alternative and more. The show also features a daily guest: Daniel Rachel [...]

2 Tone launch in Hastings

PRINTED MATTER BOOK & RECORD SHOP PRESENTS... RUDIES COME BACK: DOCUMENTARY OF 2 TONE, PLUS BOOK LAUNCH Join us for the launch of Daniel Rachel's new book Too Much Too Young: The 2 Tone Records Story: Rude Boys, Racism & the Soundtrack of a Generation, and see rare 1980 2 Tone film. DIRECTOR: JEFF PERKS CAST [...]

BBC Radio WM

Daniel will be talking to Elise Evans at 11.40am about Too Much Too Young

Too Much Too Young: An evening of Ska, Reggae & 2 Tone

Saturday 21 October - An evening of Ska, Reggae and 2 Tone. Come & celebrate the publication of Too Much Too Young: the Story of 2 Tone Records with special guests and 3 hours of dancing. 7.45 pm – In conversation with Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers), Miranda Joyce (The Bodysnatchers/Belle Stars) Comie Amanor (The Selecter) with author [...]

2 Tone launch in Coventry

The 2 Tone Village presents The publication of Too Much Too Young: the Story of 2 Tone Records with a rare screening of the Arena documentary Rudies Come Back (1980) and special guest panel with author, Daniel Rachel. 4pm: Film introduction by Daniel Rachel 4.45pm: Guest speakers, including Paul Heskett (Swinging Cats / The Specials) [...]

Front Row: BBC Radio 4

Daniel will be discussing Too Much Too Young with Pauline Black and presenter Samira Ahmed Booker shortlisted author Chetna Maroo and the history of 2 Tone.


Daniel will be talking to Tony Snell about Too Much Too Young About the programme Join Tony Snell for Breakfast every weekday lunchtime. Get your daily dose of entertainment, interviews and the latest news, travel and conversation. Tony joined BBC Radio Merseyside in December 1997. In the dim and distant past he's worked as a [...]

Beatles & Bowie: National Liberal Club

AUTHORS CLUB TALK BOWIE AND THE BEATLES November 2, 2023 7:00 pm London Daniel Rachel and Paul Burston discuss their recent books, 'The Lost Album of The Beatles' and 'We Can Be Heroes' What if the Beatles hadn't split up at the end of the Sixties? Music critic Daniel Rachel surmises what direction their music [...]

London Live!

Daniel will be on London Live talking about his new book Too Much Too Young. You will be able to view the whole show for a week after the air date on our 'Watch Again' feature at


Daniel will be talking about his new book Too Much Too Young with Aidan McManus on Flipside London  / Portobello radio

2 Tone launch Manchester

TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG: The 2 Tone Records Story with DANIEL RACHEL and HORACE PANTER (The Specials) In conversation, book signing, followed by DJ set & dancing! Oh, my! Get your ears and dancing shoes at the ready for this fabulous event with author Daniel Rachel and founding member of the Specials Horace Panter! Too [...]


Daniel talks to Robert Elms about Too Much Too Young and later Suggs has a chat.