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Glad to be Gay

Until 1967 homosexual activity was illegal in Britain. That doesn’t really surprise me, it may as well have been illegal in the 70’s as far as the general public were concerned. I can’t imagine anyone at my school ever admitting … Continue reading

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When Punk Comes to Town

My diary from 1977 is a pretty miserable specimen illustrating all too clearly that youth is wasted on the young. Boredom was a pretty constant factor but when I wasn’t bored I would go out with numerous friends to numerous … Continue reading

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More from Detroit

For a long while Detroit has held a fascination for me. It’s not exactly on the tourist trail so I am probably not ever going to visit. I imagine that in Detroit it is always winter and everyone is driving … Continue reading

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101ers

From 1974 onwards I was completely under the spell of the New Musical Express (NME). This was my window on the world of music and I slavishly lapped up every word by the likes of Charles Shaar Murray and Nick … Continue reading

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The Beginning of a Neu Age

And so the great day arrived! Being the prospective  drummer the band was going to come to me. Plainy and Sucho were traveling reasonably light with guitars and practice amps. Robbo the bass player was cursed with the 70’s bass cab … Continue reading

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Racism, Mud and New Opportunities

When you’re young the passage of time is a wondrous thing. I started the 70’s as a child, I would enjoy Bernard Cribbins singing ‘Right Said Fred’ as much as Chicory Tip (still do in fact). I liked animals and … Continue reading

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Duane and Layla

 DADDALADALADALDER DER DER DER DER DER DER DER DER DADDALADALADALDER DER DER DER DER DER DER DER DER Believe it or not there was a time when classic rock didn’t exist it was just new music. Imagine hearing Layla, … Continue reading

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