The inside story of a band led by a man who lives in Somerset has been released.

Chronicling the journey of Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, the biography is put together using interviews conducted with Mr Bennett from 2020.

Mr Bennett speaks about his rise from a foundry worker to the music industry.

Through his narration, Mr Bennett offers unique insight into the music industry of the 1960s, including his time playing at the Star Club in Hamburg.

The band enjoyed considerable success during this period, sharing stages with The Beatles, The Searchers and Brenda Lee, among others.

Pete Townshend of The Who said: "Their sound was spoken of with enormous respect.

"Not too loud but immensely tight and super cool."

Mr Bennett's anecdotes provide a "riveting rollercoaster through the birth of British Rock 'n' Roll", said Damian Hand.

Mr Bennett recalls the band's hit singe 'Got to Get You Into My Life' in 1963, and his experiences on the road, eventually leading to the disbandment of the Rebel Rousers in 1969.

The band got back together in the 1980’s under Mark Lundquist’s guidance.

Mr Bennett was a key figure in the British Soul Explosion, admired for his focus on precision and quality of music performance.