In the liner notes to P.P. Arnold’s long-overdue release The Turning Tide, Barry Gibb refers to the singer as “a girl inside a woman. Childlike in many ways, and yet her voice was somehow ancient.” His words only begin to describe a too-oft-overlooked voice of the sixties, and the artist behind that voice, whom he brought into the studio to record ten tracks in 1969.
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In 1963, Mods, the then newest British youth culture, and their predecessors the Rockers, were making the news. The first British youth culture Teddy Boys, from the fifties, had faded away, until their revival in the seventies. The media not only notified the British public of the Mods and Rockers’ different taste in terms of fashion, music and transport, the press started to generate panic,
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A rare, open and honest interview with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Mavericks

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With Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Roger Waters. Shot by movie maestro Peter Whitehead, this film features rare full length performances from the classic late 60's Pink Floyd line-up at Sound Techniques London & material from the legendary '14 hour Technicolor Dream' extravaganza in April '67 at Alexandra Palace. The footage includes performance art by Yoko Ono and a Sgt. Pepper era John Lennon taking in the festivities (John and Yoko had not met then).
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Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:39

An Ode to Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves is the greatest finisher that England's ever seen,
He was presician personified inside the penalty area, a goalscoring machine. Greavsie was born on 20th February 1940 in the Capital's East End, And years later shockwaves and tremors through our lands defences Jimmy Greaves would send.
Published in Sport
Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:13

Seven Day Fool – Jason Disley Reviewed

Seven Day Fool is the debut novel by Torquay based, Manchester born, writer and poet Jason Disley. I met Disley a few years back via FaceBook when I stumbled upon a ‘friend’ posting several poems. I was instantly engaged, as his words were soulful and moved like jazz music, a real modern day Beat poet as legend Allen Ginsberg.
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 20:22

Jack Kerouac - The First Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Jack Kerouac – the name is a perfect union of the real and the romantic; earthy everyman honesty coupled to a distinctly European sense of the exotic.It’s a name you can roll around like a mouthful of deep red wine – Jack Kerouac. He sounds like your old drinking buddy down the bar.

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Monday, 30 October 2017 17:20

George Best

George Best was an artist whose canvas was the grass,
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Monday, 21 August 2017 18:50

A Short Biog of Sam Cook

Samuel Cook was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1931. One of five boys and three girls, his father was Rev. Charles and mother, Annie Mae Cook. In 1933 the Cook family joined the great migration and moved to Chicago. Young Samuel featured as vocalist in his church choir before teaming up with three of his siblings in a quartet dubbed the Soul Children. Sam became a member of the gospel group the Highway QCs. In 1950, he joined the gospel group, Soul Stirrers and stayed with them for the next six years. During this time they recorded "Nearer to Thee" and "Touch the Hem of His Garment."
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Ronnie was renowned for his comedic patter, and during an interview, he told how it came about; “I have a special liking for oblique humour, and I began doing regular, between-sets routines soon after we moved into Frith Street.
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