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The Summer of 77….in Norwich

It might seem that in 1977 Britain was just on fire with punk, new bands were appearing from unlikely places and bands that were less than a year old had become spokesmen for their generation. This was, of course patently … 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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I’m Gonna Break Out Of This City (or at least the suburbs) 

1977, time to leave school. As luck would have it I kept a dairy for the first few months of 1977 and so I can pinpoint the exact date. On 27th June I wrote, ‘Had my last two exams, History-special … Continue reading

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The Beginning of a Neu Age

And so the great day arrived! Being the prospective  drummer the band was going to come to me. Plainy and Sucho were traveling reasonably light with guitars and practice amps. Robbo the bass player was cursed with the 70’s bass cab … Continue reading

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Sir Henry

In 70’s Norfolk we were lacking in role models. This was pre Delia Smith, Stephen Fry or even Alan Partridge remember. Norfolk was pretty much at the end of the universe, not somewhere you would come to by accident and … Continue reading

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Cuckoos Nest

Ashley Hutchings, a man who had frequently played the UFO club at the hight of the swinging 60’s,a man who had jammed with Hendrix and had rubbed shoulders with Pink Floyd was becoming more and more fixated with an increasingly … Continue reading

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