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© Words Barry Cain

It’s time to enter the twilight zone again. Time to renew my acquaintance with public enemy number one, Spanky and his gang. Time to nip round to his place in Gunther Grove and meet the directors of his company.
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© Words – Chris Madden

The last stand? If this is it (as rumours suggest) and they‘re calling time on the NY&CH adventure then it’s a genuinely fitting eulogy; one borne out of a new found sobriety (Young stopped smoking pot a couple of years back, after an adulthood spent in its mist. I wondered if his playing was a product of his drug use? The answer- a resounding NO!), but more importantly, this is a celebration of the connection between the four players on stage and their audience. Perhaps the tour being titled ‘Alchemy’ is the magic they conjure together?
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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 20:45

Demis Roussos

Demis Roussos
Artemios Ventouris Roussos was born in 1946 in Alexandria, Egypt. His parents were expatriate Greeks and his father was an engineer and mother, an actress. Demis was a pet name for the young Artemois who was brought up in the middle of the Muslim city and from early childhood exposed to both Byzantine and Arabic influences. Attracted to singing, he sang with the choir of the Greek Byzantine Church and became a soloist for five years.
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The next album was 'High Times'. With a hot reputation across the UK and Europe For the five the conquest of these territories was the next big adventure. Paris, Germany. But... 
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Monday, 13 May 2013 18:48

The History of MC 5 Part One

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Formed in 1964 by guitarists Kramer & Smith as the Bounty Hunters they recruit Rob Tyner on vocals (originally wanted to be their manager) who comes up with the name MC5 and recruit Michael Davis (bass) and Thompson (drums). The name MC5 is thought up by Tyner and chosen because it sounds like a car part and also stands for Motor City 5 which is apt because the band emanate from the tough city of Detroit a city famed for its car industry and simmering racial tensions in mid sixties America.
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Monday, 03 December 2012 19:56

Postscript...... ABBA



The music business is littered with A & R faux pas, the most notable is Dick Rowe's. Dick was the head of A & R at Decca in the 50's and early sixties. He'd made some very good signings, which include Them, The Moody Blues, The Zombies, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, The Tornados, Tom Jones, The Small Faces, Marmalade, and The Rolling Stones. However, when Brian Epstein turned up in his office and, after a lengthy audition, he turned down The Beatles.
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Monday, 26 November 2012 17:21

ABBA



ABBA first found success at the Eurovision Song Contest February 1974, with their pastiche to the British Glam Rock Sound, Waterloo. An anthemia and melodic pop song with catchy hook line chorus, a wall of sound production and powerful horn sections that penetrated the brain with the harmonious 'Waterloo'.
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Monday, 15 October 2012 19:49

Slade Remembered by Dennis Munday



When I started work at Polydor in the early '70's, it was a dream come true. I'd worked at HMV records in Oxford Street for five years, and was bored with working in a shop, even though it was the biggest in Europe. Laurie Adams, who was Polydor's Tape Marketing Manager, turned up unexpectedly and took me out to lunch.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:49

Fleetwood Mac - The Perfect Pop Partnership

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This week, I received an email from Joe Cardamone of the Icarus Line regarding a new project he has been working on with Annie Hardy from Giant Drag. He included a demo of their song Lake of Fire, stating that "Fleetwood Mac is the new black". The track is fantastic. Joe and Annie have perfectly captured the vibe of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in their pre-Fleetwood Mac days, when they were a folk-rock duo.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:21

CBGB ZANI – A Beginners Guide

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CBGB (actually the full name is ‘CBGB and OMFUG’ that stands for Country, Blue Grass and Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers – where Gormandizers according to Hilly Kristal means ‘a voracious eater of music’) was a music club situated at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street of Manhattan, New York. The club was founded in 1973 by Hilly Kristal.
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