An author is set to appear on television to discuss a popular conspiracy theory.
Accrington-born Mick O’Shea, who has written books about famous musicians past and present, believes Sex Pistols song God Save the Queen was prevented from becoming number one.
And he has been filmed about the claim for a Channel 5 series looking at various conspiracy theories over the years.
The song caused controversy in 1977.
It peaked at number two in the charts, leading many to believe it was prevented from winning the number one spot.
Mick, 53, said: “It was Silver Jubilee weekend.
“Inflation was on the rise and we’d just had the three-day week. I think the establishment wanted to be able to point at the Jubilee and say ‘look over there’.”
Mick, who began his writing career in 1999, was asked to appear after Channel 5 approached his publisher looking for authors to appear on it.
He said: “I got the email from Channel 5 and thought it was a wind-up at first.”
As well as the Sex Pistols, Mick has also written books about other chart acts including Amy Winehouse and One Direction.
Beyond music he has written about The Hunger Games and has also tried his hand at fiction, with the release of his debut novel The Wonderland Gang – a crime novel set on the day of the 1966 World Cup Final.
His most recent work is an unofficial biography of musician Mick Jones, called Staying in Tune, which was released on June 30.
He has also just submitted his latest manuscript to one of his publishers:
Mick, who now lives with his girlfriend in Dorking, Surrey, said: “It’s a fantasy story I wrote when I was in Accrington, I self published it but I was never happy with it. “It is like a cross between the Magnificent Seven and Jason and the Argonauts.
“I’ve split it into a trilogy and changed the first part more than I intended to.”
Mick often writes for six hours a day has no plans to stop anytime soon:
He said: “I just love writing, I can’t let it go.”
The conspiracies series is set to be broadcast on Channel 5 in October.