Val Weedon

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Ian McLagan was a keyboard player best known as a member of the Small Faces and Faces.  He sadly died on December 3rd following complications from a stroke.  
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 16:55

The Outsiders by The Universal

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© Words Val Weedon

With one eye in the rear view mirror, but a heavy boot planted firmly on the accelerator speeding towards a future vision, Terry Shaughnessy and the boys (The Universal) have delivered an album of thought provoking, driving sonic excellence. Only slowing down for the final beautiful and melodic title track that summarises all that has gone before.  Terry’s apprenticeship has been well served and he brings a maturity to his music while remaining relevant to a constantly youthful fan base.
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 19:13

Reg Presley Wild Thing



The music world is mourning the loss of Reg Presley who died on Feb 4th after a number of strokes and a battle with cancer. Fans expressed their loss with comments such as “another 60s great gone” and “Sad news indeed. ‘Wild thing’ was a great proto-punk single and is, as far as I know, the only hit single ever to contain an ocarina solo.” 



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
Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:56

Jim Stapley – Rock Star Flying High

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The world is in need of a new rock star.  Someone who has the potential to become the next generation’s Mick Jagger, Steve Marriott, Roger Daltrey, or Rod Stewart et al.  And I think I’ve found him.
Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:50

Kenney Jones - One Man Went to Mow

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Kenney Jones is recognised as one of the top rock drummers in the world, playing with three of the most well known bands around.  He was a member of the sixties Mod band Small Faces, went on to play with The Faces and front man Rod Stewart then in 1978 following the tragic death of Keith Moon was the obvious choice for The Who.

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