Tag Archives: 1970’s

In the bleak Midwinter

As soon as it transpired that I was not destined to be a criminal my life  took a turn for the better. I had decided that it was time for me to get a job. I had been considered for … Continue reading

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What did Punk do for us ?

A year after the infamous Bill Grundy incident the media frenzy had just about died down. Punk, by its very nature was not going to last that long, it had built in obsolescence. In a few months the Dammed and … Continue reading

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Live Stiffs

On the 18th October 1977, just a few days after my nineteenth birthday, the Stiff tour hit the University of East Anglia. Elvis Costello chose this time to debut a ragged version of ‘I Just don’t Know What to do … Continue reading

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If it ain’t Stiff..part 2

On of the few things I can still remember from studying history in my humanities degree was the concept of unwitting testimony. As far as I remember this is the idea that you can find out things from a period … Continue reading

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If it ain’t Stiff…

The other day I read the news that apparently Sainsbury’s, the well-loved supermarket chain, is about to start a record label. That probably says more about the state of modern music than anything else.  In the 70’s the business was … 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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Pirates !

Throughout the 1970’s radio featured large in the lives of myself and just about every teenager in Britain. Our live centred around starting the day with Tony Blackburn through Jimmy Young and Johnnie Walker ending around midnight with ‘Sounds of … Continue reading

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