Tune in to this week’s Solid Gold Music Show and hear Dereck interviewing John Schroeder at 10 past 10 on Saturday28 April. John was one of the great A&R men of the British pop music explosion of the 1960s. He began as Norrie Paramor's assistant at EMI Records - where he helped shape the careers of Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Helen Shapiro and others. In 1968 he launched Status Quo into the big time with Pictures Of Matchstick Men. Find out how it all started for John, how he wrote and produced many 60’s classics and what he is up to in 2012.