Category Archives: memories of 70s

The Creation of Alvin Stardust

In December 1959 TV producer Jack Good went to the airport to meet American rock and roll star Gene Vincent with a view to putting him on his show. Good was met by a casually dressed quiet spoken polite individual. … Continue reading

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Unsung Hero’s Harvey Hinsley

A constant source of amazement to me, this is by far my most visited post . Hot chocolate appear to be more loved than the sex pistols,yes,the clash or even gentle giant. In the 1960’s forming a multi racial band … Continue reading

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Nic Jones, Annarchie Gordon

This could be my least loved post, not helped I’m sure by me originally titling it ‘ Annarchie Gordon ‘ which means naff all to everyone( well almost). By way of a postscript I found a tape I had made … Continue reading

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An audience with Gentle Giant

My first ever rock gig and one of my earlier posts And so at some point I was ready to attend my first gig. I cant remember how it happened but as is often the case in adolescence my first … Continue reading

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Lindisfarne: The Folk Rock Oasis

This was my second post after I had knuckled down to putting some work in after my initial false start. I’m pretty confident no one will remember this as virtually no one read this in the first place. Shockingly Lindisfarne … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

Yes it’s time to celebrate. The future is past is three years old or possibly five. Its complicated. I first started this site 5 years ago but I wrote just one post and then left it for a couple of … Continue reading

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Class of 74…Wally vs Druid

If there is one thing that history has taught us its the fact that history itself is unreliable. In true Darwinian style the strong survive and get to pass on their own story, the weak simply disappear and their tale … Continue reading

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