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Monday, 12 March 2018 18:12

Ken Dodd Remembered on ZANI

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Kenneth Arthur Dodd was born in 1927 in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Lancashire He was the son of a coal merchant, Arthur Dodd, and his wife Sarah (née Gray), and the family lived in an old Farm House. Kenneth was the middle child with an older brother, William (1925–2011) and a younger sister, June. He was a lively daredevil even by the age of seven, at Knotty Ash School, he accepted a dared by his friends to ride his bike with his eyes shut.
Life in the 21st Century is all-consuming. It’s stimulating 24/7 and society dictates that we all need things now and can’t demonstrate patience. There’s so much to see and do today that our minds get too easily distracted. We can lose focus on tasks at hand and want to move on to something else all too quickly.
Poker is a traditional card game with almost two centuries of heritage. The earliest versions of poker date back to the late 1820s, when Joseph Crowell, an American writer and politician, discussed the game in some of his memoirs.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:39

After the Mods: Carnaby Street Today

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Although it’s important to enjoy and promote the artistry of the Mod era, just as it is important to celebrate the colourful lives and loves of those who drove it, sometimes it’s hard to resist a brutal examination of just how much things have changed since the days of the racing fifties and Swinging Sixties.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:11

Oil Rig (Prog) Rock

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To all the noises normally associated with an offshore oil platform; the deafening roar of the drilling-floor, clamps grinding against steel piping and helicopters whirring overhead, we must now add, according to Shug Hanlan’s recent booklet Xploration, the sound of mellotrons, wild guitar noodling and horn and keyboard driven instrumentals.
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