There is no doubt the 1960’s were a great time for music, with a number of bands from that time becoming huge influences on musicians today.  I was fortunate enough to be around the scene working for the infamous Don Arden and the booking agents Galaxy Entertainments
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On an evening where the night seemed to beckon in the winter weather like an unwelcome guest; while the evening light seemed to diminish a little too soon and while London Underground discouraged people from travelling in to town altogether (on yet another weekend of disruptions) it was an unexpected pleasure to see so many music lovers venture out defiantly to enjoy some good music and revisit some of the songs so precious to them.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:38

Eddie Piller - A Chat About Clean Living

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Modism, Mod living, is an aphorism for clean living under difficult circumstances” Pete Meaden 

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Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:01

Mod Revival From Sounds August 1979

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August 1979, just six months on from the happy hectic birth of New Mod as a bona fide movement and we’ve got a different animal on our hands. Six months on and mod fills the London clubs, all the major groups have singles in the pipeline, Lyndall Hobbs imports poseurs for her ‘mod documentary’, the first official Mod single ‘You Need Wheels’ is appalling and has undeservedly charted,
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Sunday, 18 December 2011 14:27

Ian Page of Secret Affair

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The sweat drenched kid moves his body in time to the powerful rhythm of the band. He sings in unison with the crowd, as the enigmatic beautiful lead singer mesmerizes the audience with his soulful voice. The handsome and smart guitarist sets the people on fire with Fender guitar.

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Sunday, 18 December 2011 14:02

Gary Crowley - The Lord of Pop

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The impact of hearing music for the first time on an adolescent can be a life changing moment. Suddenly life takes on a new journey, a spiritual connection is made and an obsession for music has begun. The need to know everything about music, to collect records and to follow a fashion is consuming. In many cases the inspiration to become an artist themselves is just as strong.
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In between Glam Rock and Punk, was a band called Jook, who visually distinguished themselves by donning the popular at the time ‘terrace culture’ look. This was an adaptation of the skinhead look of the late 60’s, but the trousers were slightly more flared, wore at times half-mast, and length had returned to the hair,

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Sunday, 02 November 2014 14:08

Dennis Munday on Setting Sons and The Jam

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After the stunning triumph of All Mod Cons in 1978, how would 1979 turn out for The Jam? The next phase of their career was crucial and they needed to consolidate the success of their third album. As far as singles went, the band and Paul had problems coming up with a song that equalled the (chart) success of All Mod Cons.
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