Dennis Munday

Ronnie was renowned for his comedic patter, and during an interview, he told how it came about; “I have a special liking for oblique humour, and I began doing regular, between-sets routines soon after we moved into Frith Street.
“It’s just like home - filthy and full of strangers.” Ronnie Scott
“I started the Club so that I could guarantee myself somewhere to play - and it’s absolutely true. If I hadn’t have been a musician, there would have been no Ronnie Scott’s Club.” Ronnie Scott.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:56

A Close Encounter with Nina Simone

Eunice Kathleen 'Nina Simone' Waymon (Born: February 21, 1933, Tryon, North Carolina, United States - Died: April 21, 2003, Carry-le-Rouet, France), was one of the most original and unique singers of any race to come out of the USA.
Thursday, 19 January 2017 14:11

The Ram Jam Club

It wasn't just the record business that thrived in the sixties, the live music scene was lively, to say the least, and not just in Central London.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 14:36

Jimmie Nicol The Forgotten Beatle

Regardless of how talented a musician you are, luck plays an important part in climbing the greasy pole to success in the record business.
Fame released three singles and an EP that year, kicking off with his second number 1 single 'Getaway', and once again produced by Denny Cordell.
After an aborted attempt to release a single, it was decided to record a live album at The Flamingo. Ian Samwell would produce the record and Glyn Johns would engineer the session.
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.
A crowd of us attended the 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival, at the Richmond Athletic Grounds on August 7th 1965.
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