Tag Archives: 1970’s

Danny Kirwin is Missing

‘Thank you, Danny Kirwan, you will forever be missed’ Mick Fleetwood via Facebook As ever, with my eye for a bargain, I recently purchased a 5 CD set of Fleetwood Mac. There is always something fascinating about a band’s wilderness … 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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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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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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The Three Record Rule and Dr Feelgood

It’s a sad but true fact that almost every artist has a sell by date. The rule I usually live by is that no one needs more than 3 CDs from any one artist, once you’ve got three that’s enough, … Continue reading

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Pretender

“I know that the Pretenders have looked like a tribute band for the last 20 years. … And we’re paying tribute to James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon, without whom we wouldn’t be here. And on the other hand, without us, … Continue reading

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Women

October 1978. I’ve just started a humanities course at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham. As an ice breaker I am invited to a cheese and wine party to meet the tutors. There’s some cheese and there’s some wine and there’s a … Continue reading

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