Cameron K

Monday, 13 January 2020 16:56

A Brief History of the Platform Shoe

Platform shoes make an appearance from time to time on the catwalk. Of late these have become higher as ‘the flamingo look’ prevails.

Monday, 06 January 2020 15:31

A Voice to be Heard -The Blues Shouters

Blues shouters were blues singers, usually men, capable of singing unamplified with a band. Their voice projected fervour and energy and got audiences to their feet, driven by the power of the music.

Monday, 06 January 2020 14:40

Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip (1974–86)

Arlene Phillips was a modern jazz dancer and as a teenager, had moved to London, where she quickly established herself as a successful teacher and choreographer. In 1970, while teaching dance,

Friday, 20 December 2019 15:22

A Short Biog of The Moody Blues

Ray Thomas (harmonica, vocals), John Lodge, and Michael Pinder keyboards, vocals) were members of El Riot & the Rebels in Birmingham in the early 60s. The group disbanded when John Lodge went to technical college and Mike Pinder left to join the army. Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas later formed the Krew Cats and recruited Denny Laine, Graeme Edge and Clint Warwick. They appeared as the Moody Blues in 1964 for the first time in Birmingham.

Monday, 18 November 2019 18:47

A Short Biog of Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1943. She had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura Growing up her parents felt Janis needed more attention than their other children and at school, she was never part of the crowd and proved to be a misfit.

Hector Castro was born in 1904, Montevideo. As a young boy (aged 13), he accidentally amputated his right forearm while using an electric saw to cut wood.

Friday, 18 October 2019 11:21

A Short History of The Animals

They started as the Kansas City Five with Alan Price (pianist), John Steel (drummer), and Eric Burden (vocalist). In 1962, Eric left to try his luck in London and Alan Price formed The Kontours which became the Alan Price R&B Combo with big Bryan “Chas” Chandler (bassist) and John Steel on drums.

The label was started in 1979, by Jerry Dammers of The Specials in the wake of the UK ska revival. It catered mainly for the musical tastes of skinheads, rudies and mod revivalists and released ska- and reggae-influenced music.

Friday, 06 September 2019 14:27

A Short Biog of Adam Faith

Terry Nelhams was born in 1940 in Acton, London. He was the third of five children and even as a child had an entrepreneurial spirit. He kept up a series of paper rounds and sold papers from a pitch which enabled him to afford a few luxuries as a twelve-year-old.

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