Monthly Archives: March 2019

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher was a constant throughout the 70’s. It was not that I would every get to see him, he was a little too big to play somewhere like Norwich. Occupying a place in the popularity ratings somewhere just above … Continue reading

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Journey to Ireland 1979 pt 1

Summer 1979. Polytechnic had finished weeks ago and having returned to live with parents until a new term started time was starting to drag. For reasons numerous and complicated my head wasn’t in a great place. Wellbeing had yet to … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day

St .Patrick’s day coincides with my daughter’s birthday, and it’s for that reason alone rather than a desire to celebrate some weird version of Irishness I have been forced to brave the revellers on an annual basis. If we were … Continue reading

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Sexism and the Stranglers

By mid 1977 punk really was setting the woods on fire. It wasn’t just people liking punk it was also people hating punk, it was something that no one was ambivalent about, there was a lot of anger around coming … Continue reading

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Mark Hollis,The Reaction; and a mention of Peter Tork

Post Pistols there was a deluge of new bands starting up across the land. Not since the beat boom and so many young men, and women , been motivated to pick up a guitar and show off in front of … Continue reading

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