Category Archives: memories of 70s

The Pirates reform 1976 

The Pirates pretty much spluttered to a halt after the death of Johnny Kidd in 1966. Their impact by this point had been as much on other musicians as the audiences, The Pirates were always a big live draw and … Continue reading

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The Power of Three

A couple of weekends ago my peaceful weekend was interrupted by a phone call from a nice man called Ray. I was expecting a call as the following I was due to play a gig and the support band had … Continue reading

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Classic Albums I’ve Missed

I realised the other day when having an exchange with Kcorsini from Bourbon and Vinyl blog (if you haven’t already check it out) that there’s an awful lot of classic musical albums that I haven’t actually listened to. I know … Continue reading

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It was 40 Years Ago Today……..The Jam

5pm, dinner’s early today on account of the fact that Paul and his Dad need to be in London by 7pm at the latest. Paul’s a bag of nerves, he can’t eat much. All day has been spent running through … Continue reading

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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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