Tag Archives: David Bowie

Going Mad pt3 Madsongs

After the 60’s the 70’s was a bit of a comedown. Most of the optimism was reserved for the new artists setting out on their careers. For the hero’s of the 60’s its was a period of being a bit … Continue reading

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Going Mad

We’ve just had another mental health week (message ‘be kind’). Even the future King of England wants to be talking about mental health, mental health is everywhere, we recognise that there are parallels with physical health, it fluctuates, maybe there … Continue reading

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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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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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A New Career in a New Town

Summer was coming to an end and so was my tenure with the Parks and Recreation Department. “I suppose you must have been of some use” the area manager informed me on handing me an assortment of dismissal paperwork. It … Continue reading

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Another 5 Years

Bowie began the second half of the 70’s in a very bad way indeed. Physically and mentally he was in poor shape as a direct result of his cocaine addiction. If you know anyone who’s been made a better person … Continue reading

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5 Years

With the passing of the 70’s many of the old guard were beginning to feel the effects of their own mortality. Now in their 30’s and heading for the impossibly old age of 40 they were now heading into virgin … Continue reading

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3 minutes of Glam

Could I ask you for a moment to just use your human minds to come up with a definitive image for the 70’s… Ok hold on to that. Now unless you’re the sort of smartarse who came up with the … Continue reading

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