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Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:17

Dusty Springfield - A True Legend

Written by Cameron K

Dusty Springfield was born in 1939 and christened Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien. She came from Scottish Irish decent and her brother Tom, and Tim Filed made up a folk trio called The Springfields. The singing group enjoyed tremendous international success with hits including 'Island of dreams' and "Silver threads and golden needles" At their height of success the trio took the unprecedented step of dissolving the group and in 1963, Dusty started her solo career with,

Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:13

Fans on The Jam

Written by A Collective
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A Paris match - Away days with The Jam 

The day started normally enough, with a small posse of scooters and a few cars parked outside my house in Forest Gate. Ready for a jolly boys outing to Paris to see The Jam. As we bowled up the road, we talked of pills, the French skinheads and our previous trip to France.
Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:45

Gang of Four – Chicago

Written by Lisa Marte
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This is the year I turned Forty. Just writing that stills stings a bit.

I grew up not only listening to Music; but needing it. I demanded it to show me a World outside of my blue-collar town of Addison, Illinois (pinch your nose and say the letter “a” and drag it out like you have a tongue compressor in your mouth). There had to be so much more than mini-malls and Top Forty.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:43

Glen Matlock – and The Philistines

Written by Angela Loughran/
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Thursday 10th February- choices; sit at home getting square eyes, or rock on down to the Bowery for a bit of musical entertainment.

The Bowery is a fairly new venue within spitting distance of Centre Point.  It has a cool bar area upstairs, while the music/comedy venue is in the basement.  It’s not massive, holds 150 max, but that just gave the gig a more intimate feel.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:41

Adam Ant – Stands Proud

Written by Angela Loughran/

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I received a last minute message on 5th January 2011 telling me to throw on some eighties makeup and hot foot it down to Proud Camden, where Elysian Nights were putting on a night of music and burlesque, which incidentally included a secret set by Adam Ant. How could I refuse?

Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:35

Danny Baker– Get Well Soon

Written by Rob Haynes
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"English as tuppence, changing yet changeless as canal water, nestling in green nowhere, armoured and effete, bold flag-bearer, lotus-fed Miss Havishambling opsimath and eremite, feudal still, reactionary Rawlinson End. "

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