Monthly Archives: December 2015

My grandfather Russell, my mother’s father, was a typical old Norfolk ‘boy’. Dry as a stick he knew what he liked and he liked what he knew.Now he was In his 60’s he certainly wasn’t up for new experiences.He didn’t … Continue reading

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The Admissions Free.. Christmas 1974

Three years living in Germany had done little to prepare me got the horror of a British winter. I had had a taster when my mum my sister and me came to visit my grandparents one November. We stayed in … Continue reading

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Slade Play “Merry Xmas Everybody”

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Listen to this track by hitmaking and highly festive British glam-rock purveyors Slade. It’s “Merry Xmas Everybody”, an enormous 1973 hit single that snagged the highly coveted Christmas number one spot on the British…

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It was 40 Years Ago Today…10cc

One of the interesting things about history is the constant revaluation of people and events. We filter these through our contemporary view point. At the moment the Vikings seem to be getting a new appraisal after century’s of vilification for … Continue reading

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Spanking the Skins

And so, lacking skill, equipment and charisma I reluctantly had to accept that maybe I wasn’t cut out to be a lead guitarist. Other positions were available however. Quite clearly I was ill equipped to be the vocalist, I didn’t … Continue reading

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