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Different from the Rest 

The very thing that any band craves is attention or as most musicians would have it ‘a following’. Most musicians will tell stories of early gigs when the band outnumbered the musician on stage, it’s funny in retrospect but at … Continue reading

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Here’s Johnny!

Compared with the Lydon’s however Jones and Cook seemed like Lord Snooty and his pals. Mr Lydon worked away and Mrs Lydon was frequently ill leaving their eldest son John to look after his younger brothers in their two bedroom … Continue reading

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QT Jones

1976 was a mere (!) 40 years ago but in many respects London in the 70’s had more in common with the 1930’s than the present day. In the late 60’s many of the old slums were starting to be … Continue reading

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Where’s Wally?

Poor old Pete Best, sacked from the Beatles just as they were about to embark on their journey to the toppermost of the popermost. Best has become iconic in the jettisoning of a founding band member in the pursuit of … Continue reading

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No Saint

Honesty, openness, integrity, loyalty; all qualities that you are unlikely to find associated with the late Malcolm McLaren.Already aged 30 by 1976 McLaren was a product of the liberal 60’s. Raised to be ‘special’ by his grandmother he felt his … Continue reading

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Personality Crises

The third band from the states that really influenced British punk had a similar career pattern to the MC5 and the Stooges. Underappreciated even derided in their lifetime they released enough material to at least have a small if slightly … Continue reading

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Unsung Heros Nick Kent

Ok as a writer Nick Kent was not unsung in fact if anything he’s been somewhat over romanticised but to point out his limitations as a writer is a bit like stating all Marc Bolan’s songs sound the same. Kent’s … Continue reading

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