Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bazooka Joe

Stupid WordPress app decided to publish my Sunday post on wednesday! As I am aware a Sunday thefutureispast post is as much an integral part of the day as Antiques Roadshow or Steve Wrights Sunday Love Songs for many of … Continue reading

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Here’s Johnny!

Compared with the Lydon’s however Jones and Cook seemed like Lord Snooty and his pals. Mr Lydon worked away and Mrs Lydon was frequently ill leaving their eldest son John to look after his younger brothers in their two bedroom … Continue reading

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QT Jones

1976 was a mere (!) 40 years ago but in many respects London in the 70’s had more in common with the 1930’s than the present day. In the late 60’s many of the old slums were starting to be … Continue reading

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Where’s Wally?

Poor old Pete Best, sacked from the Beatles just as they were about to embark on their journey to the toppermost of the popermost. Best has become iconic in the jettisoning of a founding band member in the pursuit of … Continue reading

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No Saint

Honesty, openness, integrity, loyalty; all qualities that you are unlikely to find associated with the late Malcolm McLaren.Already aged 30 by 1976 McLaren was a product of the liberal 60’s. Raised to be ‘special’ by his grandmother he felt his … Continue reading

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Gaba Gaba Hey!

The Stooges, the MC5, The Dolls were all dead and buried by 1976. Very few had been interested in them at the time, the Stooges and the MC5 had played their last gigs to hostile or disinterested audiences, the Dolls … Continue reading

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