The ‘real’ P J Proby and the link to T J Tom Jones

Nov 2019 The ‘real’ P J Proby and the link to T J Tom Jones

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Two great 60s male vocalists, who were rivals but also good mates. Some more things friends and rivals, P J and T J did together, after they first met in early 1965.

Final part: more things they did together plus info about some of their mutual pals.

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Breakfast with: Carly Simon

Nov 2019 Breakfast with: Carly Simon

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The life and career of Carly Simon.
Her international singles.

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Glenn’s in a purple patch

Nov 2019 Glenn’s in a purple patch

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By Martin Hutchinson FORMER Deep Purple bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes returns to his homeland to perform his Deep Purple Legacy show. Glenn was poached from the funk-rock band Trapeze in 1973 when just 20 years old, and as bassist and co-lead vocalist with Deep Purple, spent the next three years touring the world and recording...

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The Glitter Band

Nov 2019 The Glitter Band

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By Ian Woolley “All that glitters is not gold”, an aphorism which means that not everything that is precious or true turns out to be so. For the Glitter Band this was to prove very ironic. Originally, they started as the Mike Leander Showband back in 1965, when they backed a lot of artists on tour. Founder Glitter Band member John...

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Way back when… Laura Ann Branigan

Nov 2019 Way back when… Laura Ann Branigan

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A TRIBUTE
HER SONGS HER SUCCESS
HER HOPES MOST OF ALL – GLORIA

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BackBeat: Ladies in the Country rhythm

Nov 2019 BackBeat: Ladies in the Country rhythm

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Country ladies who topped the pops

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Behind the mic – Tony Blackburn

Nov 2019 Behind the mic – Tony Blackburn

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By Ian Woolley MOVING from Guildford to Bournemouth at a very early age, how did Tony Blackburn get into the music business. “I started performing at the Bournemouth Pavilion ballroom at 19 with the resident orchestra there for about three years as their singer. Then came Tony Blackburn & The Swinging Bells and we had Al...

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Breakfast with: Original Album Collections

Nov 2019 Breakfast with: Original Album Collections

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By James Stewart LAST MONTH, Graham Hunter told us of the pleasure and satisfaction compiling retrospective collections for RPM Records had given him. Their policy had allowed him to go beyond the regular size sets you would expect for the artists and include one, possibly two extra discs of either rare, unissued or alternative...

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Four hours of Eric Clapton live

Nov 2019 Four hours of Eric Clapton live

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NEARLY four hours of live performances by Eric Clapton and his music festival are on vinyl for the first time. A six-LP Collection features 40 tracks with performances by Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B B King, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, Joe Walsh, Steve...

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Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates one billion YouTube views

Nov 2019 Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates one billion YouTube views

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TO CELEBRATE “Bohemian Rhapsody” becoming the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on YouTube, Queen and YouTube Music worked together with Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records to enlist the band’s loyal fans from around the world. They helped create new, user- generated fan music videos for three of the...

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Confessions of the metal god

Nov 2019 Confessions of the metal god

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ROB HALFORD’S one-of-a-kind autobiography ‘Confess’ is to be published in hardback in Autumn, 2020. Rob is the frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, with more than 50 million albums sold worldwide. Known as ‘The Metal God’ by his global fan base, ‘Confess’ gives...

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Three great bands together on one tour

Nov 2019 Three great bands together on one tour

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WHITESNAKE and Foreigner touring the UK in 2020 alongside special guests Europe. Tickets went on sale on Friday, November 8, at LiveNation.co.uk The tour starts on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in London and goes on to Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester. Whitesnake and Foreigner have a catalogue that spans the decades...

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Robin’s son does the BGs

Nov 2019 Robin’s son does the BGs

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R J GIBB’S spectacular new music show is planned to tour the UK. Following in Dad’s footsteps, he will be singing his own songs and celebrating the hit songs of his father Robin Gibb and the Bee Gees, with ‘special guests’ performing their own songs and glamorous dancers performing hits from ‘Saturday Night...

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Share a cuppa tea with…

Nov 2019 Share a cuppa tea with…

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Brian Hyland as he talks about The Grassy Knoll, Flash Gordon, and The Three Stooges. By Jane Quinn I was nine years old when I first heard Brian Hyland sing Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. He was 16 (an older man), and I loved that record. By the time I was evolving from a Tweenie into a Teenager, he was singing...

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Behind the mic – Paul Burnett

Oct 2019 Behind the mic – Paul Burnett

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BEHIND THE MIC – PAUL BURNETT (Former Radio Luxembourg and Caroline DJ) By Ian Woolley Many disc jockeys harbour a secret ambition to also have a hit record. But Paul Burnett’s appearance on Top Of The Pops dressed as a chicken takes some beating. More of that later… Paul’s radio career started in 1962 when he was out in Aden...

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Showaddywaddy – still on rock n’ roll road

Oct 2019 Showaddywaddy – still on rock n’ roll road

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By Ian Woolley Showaddywaddy started out in 1973 and their first hit was in the following year with Hey Rock N’Roll . Theyhave been on the road continuously since then, bringing joy with their infectious doo-wop covers and rock ‘n’roll staples to fans all over the world. Now in their 46th year, I met their original drummer Romeo...

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Maddy spans the years

Oct 2019 Maddy spans the years

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By Martin Hutchinson Folk legends Steel eye Span are in a celebratory mood as they are about to set off on a 20-date UK tour to commemorate their 50th Anniversary! Many members have come and gone, but vocalist Maddy Prior is still there, as she was back in 1969. Speaking from her home, Maddy expresses an unusual emotion about the...

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Way back when… Boney M

Oct 2019 Way back when… Boney M

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By Derek Mead Boney M has a complicated background, almost political, and covering many countries. But after a brief introduction, we will move away from that scenario and concentrate solely on their music which, to say the least, is melodic dramatic and totally enjoyable. The group has been described in many ways including its...

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When it was Cliff versus Elvis

Oct 2019 When it was Cliff versus Elvis

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By Pat Murphy If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember when the pre-eminent chart rivalry was between Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley. From the time Elvis came out of the army in early 1960 until the Beatles arrived in 1963, schoolyard debates about pop music invariably gravitated towards the question of who you were for:...

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Breakfast with: Steve Ellis

Oct 2019 Breakfast with: Steve Ellis

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By Derek Mead This is a short story about the London-based pop and soul group formed in 1966 and active until 1971. There were five appearances in the UK Singles Chart with Everlasting Love reaching UK No.1 for two weeks with 12 weeks in the UK Top 40 and in the Top 10 in seven other countries, with sales to date of more than 10...

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