“Lovely and lyrical; a warm and wonderful intersection between journalism and fiction. This is a novel you’ll want to read out loud.”


Just finished The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton. Audio book version. Narrated by numerous individuals.
This is a novel about the duo of Opal and Nev, an interracial rock and blues group that hit the music scene in the early 1970s had a burnout due to personal problems then attempted to reunite in 2016.
Books being written about made-up rock stars from the ’60s and ’70s seems to have its own genre now, and like the others, this book is very entertaining as it adds real characters into the stories, giving the books a sense of reality that makes them so readable.

Neville Charles is a British singer/songwriter who is looking for someone to help spice up his act. Opal, a young black singer from Detroit is exactly what he wants and he convinces her to join the band. They quickly earn a following , but like many of the musicians of that era, personal demons help bring them down. Now they are attempting to reunite and the main narrator of this part of the story is a young lady whose Father was the original drummer of the band who also had become involved with Opal. His daughter is trying to find out the truth about what happened to her dad, and his story is so important to the history of Opal and Nev.
well written with a very believable story line those of us who grew up in that era and loved that music will easily be drawn into this excellent story, as we attempt to forget me out the real truth behind this bands breakup


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Richard Franco

Added 3rd June 2021

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