Of all the groups and artists that I have listened to, and worked with over the past five decades, the one that influenced me the most was Georgie Fame.
Published in Music


Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Published in Video of the Week
I should give prior warning here that this interview involves lots of exclamation marks. But believe me, there could have been many more. Let’s just say that the septuagenarian soul legend on the other end of the line lives life with a permanent exclamation mark.
Published in Music
Monday, 20 June 2016 13:24

Sir Rod Stewart on ZANI

Roderick David Stewart was born in Highgate, North London in 1945, the youngest of five children of Robert Stewart and Elsie Gilbart.
Published in Music
Thursday, 07 April 2016 13:12

A Short Biog of Herman's Hermits on ZANI

The Heartbeats formed in Manchester (UK) in 1963 and the original line-up was Keith Hopwood (guitar and vocals), Derek “Lek” Leckenby (guitar and vocals), Karl Green (bass and vocals), and Jan Barry Whitwam (drums).
Published in Music
Monday, 07 March 2016 14:51

Jimi Hendrix Documentary


Jimi Hendrix will satisfy those looking for insights and heartfelt testimonials from family, friends, music industry royalty, and fellow musicians.
Published in Video of the Week
Monday, 07 March 2016 14:38

A Brief History of Manfred Mann


The band formed in 1963, after Manfred Mann met Mike Hugg at a Bultin’s Holiday Camp in Clacton (UK).
Published in Music
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 17:50

BBC Documentary - This is SKA (live 1964)


Early BBC documentary on SKA, worthy viewing
Published in Video of the Week
Trying to define a subculture in an entertaining and descriptive way without sounding like a professor of Sociology is a hard task.
Published in Culture
Sunday, 10 January 2016 16:12

Seize the Power – The Black Panthers

Anybody with a rudimentary knowledge of American History will recognize the image of the Black Panther - black beret, black leather jacket, holding a gun and looking mean. But what did they actually stand for? What did they do? What did they actually achieve?
Published in Culture

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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

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