© Nick Churchill
Graham Dee -The Thirteenth Man
I flatter myself that anyone should notice, but before we go any further I must declare an interest here – I have a songwriting credit on this album, generously bestowed on me for providing the title of track three, Emily Nuthin.
© Words Matteo Sedazzari
Ordinary Noise are two common words which are likely to be said on numerous occasions throughout a life time. Yet when these words are combined there is a surreal context to them, simple words yet complex, which in turn makes a great name for a band.
© Words - Matteo Sedazzari
“My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.”
As stated by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his poem about the Arthurian legend Sir Galahad. Galahad noted for his chivalry, bravery and virtue, and with his traits, as the legend goes, to be one of only three people to see and touch the Holy Grail. Like a lot of legends and folklore,
They started to play at local venues in St Albans. Paul Arnold, left the group to become a doctor was replaced by Chris White. The lads were all clever and university bound at the end of the summer of 1963. For fun they entered themselves into a local band contest (The Herts Beat Contest) with the first prize a recording deal with British Decca Records. Rod and Chris hoped winning the contest would keep them together.
© Words Barry Cain
It was the summer of ’82. I was lying in the sun on Santa Monica beach watching the girls go by. Bikini-clad girls with Hollywood looks on roller skates whizzing past like angels in the wind, infecting my libido and twisting my melons.
And Tainted Love was all around. I felt it in my fingers… It poured out of radios and ghetto blasters and cafes and big cars full of big men with hot chicks eating hot dogs. It was fucking everywhere.
© Words Piers Hernu
At twenty three, jazz singer songwriter Amy Winehouse may be the hottest female singing talent in the world today, she may have cracked America, sung with the Rolling Stones and be lauded by the likes of Prince, Elton John, Jay Z and P Diddy,she may be a married, tattooed, multi millionaire with a reputation for hellraising and doing exactly what she wants when she wants but the dimuitive Jewish girl from North London is still very much Daddy’s little princess.
© Words – Matteo Sedazzari
“Play it fuckin' loud!” Bob Dylan, true words from a great songwriter. Even though Dylan may not be a direct influence to London veterans, The Fallen Leaves, they certainly do play it fuckin’ loud. Formed in West London in 2004 by Rob Symmons ( guitar) and Rob Green (vocals), and Paul Myers (bass), all three seasoned performers from the punk and new wave circuit.
© Words Matteo Sedazzari
The origin of the 12” single originated from Jamaica in the late 50’s, and developed further into the sixties with the birth of ska, rocksteady, early reggae and sound systems, where party goers would dance to the beat of home grown talent that was longer than the three minute single. Furthermore, with the birth of disco in the 70’s, with the clubs of New York and such like, soul, funk and r ‘n’ b influenced tunes, in 4/4 time, with the bass pumping the music along, the disco dancers needed the groove to go on forever, beyond conventional airtime.
On 13 July 1973, around 40 people – mostly Ducks Deluxe fans – were present to witness Dr Feelgood’s Tally Ho debut. This wasn’t the Feelgoods’ first London appearance – in August 1972 they had appeared in a rock ’n ‘roll revival show at Wembley Stadium, as the backing group for ex-Tornado and ‘Just Like Eddie’ star, Heinz. Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry topped the bill.
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Her godfather was the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. Her mother is Brown’s explosive backing singer Vicki Anderson; her step-father, his right-hand man Bobby Byrd. She grew up with her grandparents during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and by the age of there was singing solos in her grandfather’s church.