The Book: Cockney Reject by Jeff Turner

As the echoes of the punk rock sound shook the nation in the late ‘70’s, four dead-end kids formed a band called the Cockney Rejects so that they could yell to the world about this forgotten place that they came from.

With the futile choice of careers for young Cockneys at the time, their only likelihood of a way out was through boxing, football, or Rock ‘n Roll. And since there were no good Rock ‘n Roll bands in the East End at the time, it seemed the sensible choice to form one. For everything it was, for everything it is, and for everything it may yet turn out to be, this is the story of that band and that place told in all brutal truth, it lays its link to football, violence until its messy demise in Birmingham.