Tag Archives: norwich

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

Posted in memories of 70s, rock music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in memories of 70s, punk rock, rock music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It was 40 years ago today….John Otway

Coming from a small city city myself I’m always drawn to bands and artists who appear, as if by magic, from somewhere that a bit different and remote. A sense of physical remoteness often lends a certain individuality to their … Continue reading

Posted in memories of 70s, rock music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in memories of 70s, rock music | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in memories of 70s, rock music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in memories of 70s, rock music | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The King’s Call

We are, sadly getting used to the idea that rock stars die just like everybody else.At the start of the 70’s we had a nasty wakeup call with the 27 club. The deaths  of Morrison, Joplin and Hendrix are tragic … Continue reading

Posted in memories of 70s, rock music | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment