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Rock and Roll will never die (probably)

There are areas of the British coast that time has forgotten. Musically it’s as if they have moved forward at glacial speed. The beat boom is just about acknowledged but psychedelia and all points onwards have never happened. Many of … Continue reading

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Tribes

According to local lore Norwich used to have a church for every week of the year and a pub for every day. Despite the clear preponderance of licenced establishments, even if it wasn’t 365, I would only visit a handful. … 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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The Adverts…Straight Outta Biddeford

There’s always something rather wonderful about a band that isn’t from London. Perhaps it’s just me but surely there’s a certain romance in a band from Swindon (XTC) or Andover (the Troggs) or even Bournemouth (um.. Al Stewart). There must … Continue reading

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Pub Rock.. The Glory Years

Gradually more musical venues became available and more bands appeared to fill them so buy the middle of the decade there was a thriving scene in north London at least. The importance of this scene was almost certainly blown out … Continue reading

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The Long Hot Summer

The early 70s were pretty much the late 60s, by 69 the hippie dream had started to fall apart just couple of years after it had started. The early 70’s were superficially grim at least economically in the UK. There … Continue reading

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QUO !

The necessary fashion accoutrement for the aspiring bohemian at my school was the canvas rucksack. Cheap and hard wearing, available at all army surplus shops, the bag suggested ‘although I recognise that I have to carry school work around this … Continue reading

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