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Goodbye Mr Baker

When I was a very young man I knew the names of two rock drummers, one inevitably was Ringo Starr, the other, less predictably, was Ginger Baker. This was largely because the BBC did a documentary ‘Ginger Baker in Africa’, I … 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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Need for Speed

After the Ramones played Britain in 1976 a lot of bands upped their game in terms of speed. with the Ramones it was the shock of the new, at first, I didn’t really understand how they made that sound, it … Continue reading

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Drinking, Dogshit and the Stones

By the beginning of the summer 1978 and finding myself without a girlfriend, a band and, temporarily, without a family (they had gone to the USA to see relatives) I decided it was time to get a job. After a … Continue reading

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More Junkie Business with the Only Ones

1997 a boy child is born. My wife and me were pretty smug. We already had a daughter, now we had the full set. The new arrival appeared healthy and happy, quite a bundle of fun. There are those who … Continue reading

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When to Wear the Hat

It was Bobby Elliott who started it all. Elliot was drummer for Shane Fenton and the Fentones who I touched upon in my Alvin Stardust post a few months back. Elliott then joined Manchester band the Hollies just as they … Continue reading

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WHO Month-The Lonesome Death of Keith Moon

September 6th 1978. Paul McCartney held a midnight screening of The Buddy Holly story preceded by a celebrity studded meal at the Peppermint Park restaurant. McCartney now owned the rights to all Buddy Holly songs and was celebrating Holly’s birthday … Continue reading

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