Monthly Archives: April 2017

It was 40 years ago today …. The Clash

Having been diverted, for a while into the realms of 70’s pop I have just managed to miss the anniversary of the first Clash album.That’s quite fitting though as I was late to the party 40 years ago. It took … Continue reading

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The Strangely Popular Peters and Lee

In many respects popular entertainment in the 70’s continued in the tradition that had started with the music halls at the end of the Victorian era. The growth of television meant that there was a demand for entertainers who were … Continue reading

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The British Jackson 5…..The Nolans

If it’s one think that the Beach Boys have taught us it is don’t form a band with members of your own family or, if you do at least don’t have an abusive father in charge and don’t become so … Continue reading

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Gonna Make You A Star….David Essex

The career of David Essex has paralleled that of Paul Nicholas, both were products of the 60’s beat boom who have diversified into acting and musicals, both have had hit singles and both are sex symbols into their 60’s. Essex … Continue reading

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Cheesy Pop…Paul Nicholas 

Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine.I don’t believe in guilt and so I can’t have guilty pleasures but if I did I could admit to a fondness for ‘celebrity’ TV reality shows. I don’t mean Love Island or … Continue reading

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