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Toyah and Hazel – electric ladies of the 80s

Mar 2020 Toyah and Hazel – electric ladies of the 80s

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By Ian Woolley On the eve of their first UK tour together for many years, we caught up with two true survivors of the punk era – Toyah Wilcox & Hazel O’Connor. The latter recently underwent a knee operation so was recuperating at her home in the South of France where she splits her time between there and Ireland. We talked to...

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Kiki Dee – still loving and free

Mar 2020 Kiki Dee – still loving and free

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By Ian Woolley For 25 years, Kiki Dee has toured with celebrated guitarist Carmelo Luggeri, in which time they have written and recorded several albums together with their new one due out later in the year. Back in 1994, they first got together after being introduced through a friend. Born Pauline Matthews in Yorkshire in 1947,...

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Steve’s on an odyssey

Mar 2020 Steve’s on  an odyssey

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BackBeat: Odyssey – Native New Yorker By Martin Hutchinson DISCO legends Odyssey are taking their party night around the country in what promises to be an energetic and boogie-licious experience. Odyssey was one of the most successful soul/disco acts from the late 70s to the 80s. The hit run started in 1977 with Native New Yorker...

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A Mann and his music

Mar 2020 A Mann and his music

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Backbeat: Manfred – the timeline By Derek Mead Manfred Mann was bom in 1940 and has been active as a UK musician from 1961. 1962 – 1963; Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers 1962 to 1963 then changed name to 1962 – 1969 Manfred Mann 1963 to 1969 during which time vocalists were Paul Jones 62-66 then Mike d’Abo 66-69 then...

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Andy’s non-rock collectibles

Mar 2020 Andy’s non-rock collectibles

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By Pat Murphy Andy Williams was a consummate albums artiste. If you were searching for the quintessential non-rock American album artiste of the 1960s/70s, Andy Williams would definitely be on your shortlist. Between 1960 and 1972, he put 19 different albums onto Billboard’s US Top 40. A dozen made the Top 10. In the UK, the...

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Boy bands moved aside for the girls

Mar 2020 Boy bands moved aside for the girls

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By Derek Mead AMONG OUR SOUVENIRS: Memories keeping alive the music and songs of the early girl groups’ It was inevitable that after extensive American male and female vocal and musical popularity from the 1950s, highlighted in two recent articles in The Beat, numerous girl groups formed at about the same time – some with...

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Meet: The Holly ‘s Bobby

Mar 2020 Meet: The Holly ‘s Bobby

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By Martin Hutchinson IT’S looking like a great year for fans of The Hollie: not only do they have TWO UK tours to look forward to – one in the Spring and the other in the Sutumn – but the long-awaited autobiography of drummer Bobby Elliott has been published. ‘He Ain’t Heavy, It’s My Story’ is the story of, and written by, one of...

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It’s a family affair

Mar 2020 It’s a family affair

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by Ian Woolley On the tail end of his current tour at the age of 80, we met Marty in Dorset just a week after celebrating his diamond anniversary. Born Reg Smith, Marty was going to record under the name of Reg Patterson but Larry Parnes had other ideas. “We tossed a coin, not once but twice, and Larry won thank goodness. Marty...

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Go see them while you can

Mar 2020 Go see them while you can

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Editor’s Beat, David Parker Years roll by and the 60s begins to fade as the magical moment of re-birth for anation not long out of two world wars. We are seeing less and less of the stars of the 60s as they realise they have to face facts – they are older, wiser and less agile. Some are no longer with us or able to...

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Here comes The Tremeloes – again

By Jack Marsh Well, I have to tell you, having been a fan of 60s music my whole life, and considering the fact that I’m only 25 years of age, this last year has been an absolute dream. That’s because I’ve been working for The Tremeloes as what I like to call ‘The Tech Bloke’. This has been an absolute dream; I’ve...

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SHARE A CUPPA TEA WITH…

Mar 2020 SHARE A CUPPA TEA WITH…

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iconic singer/songwriter JULIE FELIX as she talks about frogs, treehouses, and Mickie Most Julie Felix is a singer, songwriter, musician, humanitarian, dreamer, doer of good deeds, mother and grandmother. Once upon a time long ago, in a land called California, this young girl dreamt of travelling the world and so she did. Flying on...

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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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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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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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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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