Category Archives: glam rock

9: Five Years.. David Bowie

In the 70’s, watching TV was a consensus activity. Most home only had one set and that was there for the entertainment of the whole family, you didn’t just watch what you wanted when you wanted it, especially if it … Continue reading

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6: All the Young Dudes.. Mott the Hoople

Early Mott the Hoople had their fans, Mick Jones later of the Clash and Kris Needs later editor of Zigzag magazine to name just two. The band inspired the devotion that only comes from giging and hard work. Early producer … Continue reading

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Lonely this Christmas..Mud

I always had a soft spot for Mud. Even in the unsophisticated world of zits and glitter in the mid 70’s the band was relentlessly unglamorous. Hailing from a satellite town  inSurrey Mud, rather like the Sweet or even the Jam … Continue reading

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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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