Tag Archives: East Anglia

Neil Innes

If I had been born in Manchester or London, I would, no doubt have a stock of anecdotes about sitting next to Joe Strummer on the bus or being at school with Peter Hook or delivering mail to Ian Dury or whatever. Living my … Continue reading

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The Summer of 79

The Summer of 79 lasted for ages, I left Polytechnic in June and wouldn’t go back until nearly October. I managed to get in the Glastonbury Fayre/Festival in June and a trip to Ireland in August (I have documented these … 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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Nic Jones, Annarchie Gordon

This could be my least loved post, not helped I’m sure by me originally titling it ‘ Annarchie Gordon ‘ which means naff all to everyone( well almost). By way of a postscript I found a tape I had made … Continue reading

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Pretender

“I know that the Pretenders have looked like a tribute band for the last 20 years. … And we’re paying tribute to James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon, without whom we wouldn’t be here. And on the other hand, without us, … Continue reading

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Matty Groves

A holiday, a holiday And the first one of the year Lord Donald’s wife came into the church The gospel for to hear And when the meeting it was done She cast her eyes about And there she saw little … Continue reading

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1978

And lo.. a new year was born and we called it 1978. The year started promisingly with me loosing my job. It appeared that my employers had overestimated the public’s desire for paper based goods. Business had not been good … Continue reading

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In the bleak Midwinter

As soon as it transpired that I was not destined to be a criminal my life  took a turn for the better. I had decided that it was time for me to get a job. I had been considered for … Continue reading

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Live Stiffs

On the 18th October 1977, just a few days after my nineteenth birthday, the Stiff tour hit the University of East Anglia. Elvis Costello chose this time to debut a ragged version of ‘I Just don’t Know What to do … Continue reading

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Busted!

At the end of last year I told the tale about how I missed the Anarchy tour by virtue of the initial gig being cancelled just hours before it was due to take place at the University of East Anglia. … Continue reading

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