New photo Gallery on www.terryhounsome.co.uk
My name is Terry Hounsome.
I was born in Abingdon Berkshire England, my mother moved
back to Southampton when I was 2 weeks old.
I lived in Southampton for the first 40 years of my life,
I started writing, compiling and publishing rock discography
books in 1978 when my first effort the little known Rock Master was spawned.
It was a terrible heap of crap to be honest and it was difficult to give
them away. I learned my lesson made sure that the next book was more comprehensive
and complete. This was the first Rock Record in 1979, An A5 self printed
book which sold far more copies than I ever could have dreamed at that
I signed a publishing deal with Blandford press and they
published the next 3 books New Rock Record 1/2/3, these were published
in the USA by fact on file with in some cases a different cover
1988, when I moved to west Wales. I started my own publishing
business in 1990 and published Single File. In 1991 I regained the rights
from Blandford Press and published the 4th edition of Rock Record.
1994 saw the 6th edition of Rock Record.
I was approached by a small computer company to produce
a CD ROM version of the books that was Hounsome's Rockbase 1 and RockBase
plus v2. That contract finished in 1998
The 7th edition of Rock Record is the latest book
I have also published 7 versions of the CD ROM since my
contract with rockbase finished, Rockfile 3, and recordFile 4./ 5 &
6 and RockRom 7 Pro(Sept 2001) and RockRom 8 July 2002 and RockRom 9 Sept
We are based in the remote countryside of west Wales on
the coast of Cardigan Bay
For more information see Previous Publications History
Several galleries of local photo on Site