Category Archives: glam rock

Unsung Hero’s…Herbie Flowers

According to his own testimony, Herbie Flowers wasn’t a particularly good bass player, that’s part of his own self depreciating personality but also slightly true.    Musical talent is part of the equation but not the whole story. Flowers is a bass … Continue reading

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4 Manufactured Acts who were actually Pretty Good Musicians

We are pretty worldly-wise  and sceptic about manufactured pop groups these days. Post Milli Vanilli we don’t necessarily expect a lot in terms of authenticity from our hit makers, who cares if they can’t play and cant sing!. The concept of the manufactured group goes back to … Continue reading

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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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The Summer of 77….in Norwich

It might seem that in 1977 Britain was just on fire with punk, new bands were appearing from unlikely places and bands that were less than a year old had become spokesmen for their generation. This was, of course patently … 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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Into the Dark

On the 23rd of January I woke to a traditionally cold damp dark Monday morning. Unwilling to face the beginning of a working week I took the unusual step of checking my twitter account to discover immediately that Jaki Leibezeit … Continue reading

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Its Christmas ! 

A merry Christmas to the many (??)  Future is Past readers wherever you are in the world and especially to everyone who has taken the time to like or comment on any of the articles. Stay tuned for more 70s … Continue reading

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