Category Archives: memories of 70s

Journey to Ireland 1979 pt 2

Apparently the aboriginal people of Australia used to have the ability to find their way about the outback, even places where they had never been before. This seems less far-fetched when I consider my own abilities in the 70’s to … Continue reading

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Song for Easter

Easter really is the best time of year, so preferable to the dank dark time around the over commercialised Christmas . Here is another song to make you feel even better. I came cross this literally this week on on … Continue reading

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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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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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This is Pop…The Rezillos

The career of the Rezillos was short and punchy, just like their songs. Coming from Edinburgh they emerged fully formed, had a couple of hits, released an album that was in effects a greatest hits record and then squeezed out … Continue reading

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