Tag Archives: 70’s music

7:Meet me on the Corner…Lindisfarne

For most people their ultimate ‘tracks of my years’ songs are ones they heard somewhere between the ages of 13 and 20. Almost all musician can report a eureka moment when they heard the music which would change their lives. … Continue reading

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3 Still Life.. Van Der Graff Generator

New music is just music you haven’t heard before. By 1979, my life was full of new music, despite rock (and roll) being just over 20 years old there was plenty I hadn’t heard yet and every week there was … Continue reading

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The Doctors of Madness

Many years ago while working in Leicester I came across a story in the local paper, the Leicester Mercury, about Leicester bands who had not quite made it. Leicester is not exactly a rock and roll city but it’s made … Continue reading

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1: Sylvia’s Mother: Dr Hook and the Medicine Show

The first couple of years of the 70’s are a dark hinterland to me. It was dark literally all the time it seemed but also I didn’t really have a clue about what was happening in the world. Like most pre teens, school was the … Continue reading

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The Tracks of my Years

Splitting out lives into decades is, at best, an arbitrary experience. Its not possible to divide a century by 10 and expect life events to follow a pattern. The first part of the 70’s were really just the end of the 60’s, … Continue reading

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The end of Rock?

20 years ago, along with friends and family, I was stood on a grassy bank in Northumberland waiting for the grey light to reveal the first day of the new century. Not all of us who were there then are … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker

I found this post as a draft. For some reason I wrote it and never posted it. Oh well, want not waste not – here it is When I was a very young man I knew the names of two … Continue reading

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