Tag Archives: 70’s biography

Overrated

When it comes to reputations context is everything, we filter the past through the prism of the present. When I was and impressionable teenager ‘Sgt Pepper’ was officially not only the best Beatles LP but the best long playing record … Continue reading

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Everybody hates Bob Geldof

The world seems on fire with hate at the moment. Obviously I don’t go out in the real world to check this assertion. It’s far safer to stay at home with the internet. I should have learned my lesson by … Continue reading

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Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher was a constant throughout the 70’s. It was not that I would every get to see him, he was a little too big to play somewhere like Norwich. Occupying a place in the popularity ratings somewhere just above … Continue reading

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Sexism and the Stranglers

By mid 1977 punk really was setting the woods on fire. It wasn’t just people liking punk it was also people hating punk, it was something that no one was ambivalent about, there was a lot of anger around coming … Continue reading

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This is Pop…The Rezillos

The career of the Rezillos was short and punchy, just like their songs. Coming from Edinburgh they emerged fully formed, had a couple of hits, released an album that was in effects a greatest hits record and then squeezed out … Continue reading

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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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