Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fighting 6 Strings

Following the unfortunate death of my first guitar at the hands of my mother I was fairly ambivalent about continuing with the instrument. It was a lot more difficult than I had anticipated, it hurt like hell and sounded like … Continue reading

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Slade in flame

Well worth 90 mins of your time

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Whatever Happened to Slade?

October 13 1979. I date a remember because it’s my 21st birthday. I’m living in Nottingham now in a cold damp Victorian house in one of the less salubrious parts of the city (of which there are plenty). There’s three … Continue reading

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Unsung Hero’s Harvey Hinsley

In the 1960’s forming a multi racial band in Britain was still considered pretty risky. We’d had The Equals which if you listen to Ken Bruce’s ‘Pop Master’ you know this was the band that launched Eddie Grant to pop … Continue reading

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Horses..Horses..Horses..Horses

By 1975 the New Musical Express, the NME, had taken up residence in my life where it would remain lodged for the next five years. My Mum, bless her, has always been keen to indulge my reading, at one point … Continue reading

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When is a Band not a Band?

As predicted by myself a few weeks ago The Bay City Rollers have reformed. To be honest that didn’t require psychic abilities on my part. The clock is ticking for the Rollers, Les McKeown has an extensive substance abuse past … Continue reading

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