Category Archives: Ramblings

#KeepingItPeel – 10 Years Since He Departed

All the time we have musical anniversaries but some the fact that the late John Peel died ten years ago today is a poignant one. I’ve stated it many times and will continue to do so that without his shows … Continue reading

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Northern Soul : BBC’s Living For The Weekend

With all of the attention of the new film ‘Northern Soul‘ directed by Elaine Constantine, the BBC broadcasted an hour-long show on the scene that was and still is Northern Soul. For once the scene grew from strength to strength … Continue reading

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John Peel – Would Have Been 75 Today

There is no getting away from music and the name of one its new music biggest champions, John Peel. He would have been 75 today but even now almost 10 years since his untimely death he’s still close to many … Continue reading

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25 Years Ago Today : Simple Minds – Street Fighting Years

For me ‘Street Fighting Years‘ was the defining album by Simple Minds and the supporting tour was their best ever in my opinion. I managed to see them perform over 30 times on that particular tour which started during May … Continue reading

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RIP : Nash The Slash (1948 – 2014) Aged 66

Most music fans probably have never heard of Nash The Slash whose real name was Jeff Plewman, But for those in the know he was a very talented musician from Canada. I was lucky enough to see him perform just … Continue reading

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Then & Now : The Woodentops

In their prime back in the 80’s The Woodentops fronted by the very likeable Rolo released a series of excellent records for Rough Trade. Now they are back with a brand new album ‘Granular Tales‘ now out on Cherry Red … Continue reading

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