He only wanted to rock and roll

May 2017 He only wanted to rock and roll

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Looking back over 60 years, Marty Wilde has many memories and achievements, not least of all his MBE which will be presented to him this month.

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Suzi sets her sights on UK tour – at last

May 2017 Suzi sets her sights on UK tour – at last

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If you read my review of SUZI QUATRO’s poetry book ‘Through My Eyes’ you will recall I gave a list of Suzi’s achievements over the past 50 years.

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Genesis in Mechanics mix

Apr 2017 Genesis in Mechanics mix

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Showcasing songs from their about-to-be released album ‘Let Me Fly’, Mike + The Mechanics played a scintillating set in an almost-full Bridgewater Hall.

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Music is her food of love

Apr 2017 Music is her food of love

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I am fully convinced that one day soon, I will find a new door within my house that, when opened, will give me direct immediate access back to the year 1965 unquestionably the finest in the popular music era.

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Home of the hits and Emperor Rosko

Aug 2016 Home of the hits and Emperor Rosko

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Who is your favourite artist, band or group of the 50s and 60s?

Hit45s has teamed up with The Beat magazine to find out. Log on to the Hit45s.com website and vote now!

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The drummer boy who never grows up!

Jul 2016 The drummer boy who never grows up!

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The Beat editor David Parker asked Herman’s Hermits stalwart Barry Whitwham to tell readers about his 50 years on the drums.

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Share a Cuppa Tea with..Gypsy Dave

Jun 2016 Share a Cuppa Tea with..Gypsy Dave

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Gyp discusses the role art plays in the balance of life, Mad Magazine, Knights of the Road and more.

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The unpredictable side of Cliff

Nov 2015 The unpredictable side of Cliff

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A huge part of Cliff Richard’s multi-decadal success derives from an ability to spot a potentially commercial song and serve it up in an accessible manner.

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Monkees make their mark

Aug 2015 Monkees make their mark

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Monkees Micky and Pete together

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The dark side of stardom

Aug 2015 The dark side of stardom

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“Fame isn’t all Sugar and Spice”

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The show goes on for The Hermits

Aug 2015 The show goes on for The Hermits

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Is there any chance of a Herman’s Hermits re-union?

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Sunny in Seattle – not so long ago!

May 2015 Sunny in Seattle – not so long ago!

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John Lodge releases his second solo album ‘10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO’ ahead of the Moody’s UK tour in June.

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I can still remember when

May 2015 I can still remember when

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Don Mclean: from aspiring young songwriter to internationally acclaimed artist.

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Something’s about to change

Mar 2015 Something’s about to change

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ROBIN TROWER looks upon age as just another number.

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Status is all go for Quo

Jan 2015 Status is all go for Quo

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Will the Frantic Four reunite again?

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Mac makes his final mark

Jan 2015 Mac makes his final mark

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He is an in intriguing character and he’s just wiped off his drumsticks for the last time.

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Life of inner torment

Jan 2015 Life of inner torment

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‘Telling it like it was’ – Mike’s own revelations: origins of The Searchers and ‘The Search for Myself.’

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Suzi Quatro: The girl from Detroit

Oct 2014 Suzi Quatro: The girl from Detroit

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It’s hard to believe that Suzi Quatro is celebrating 50 years in the music this year.

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Back in the USA

Oct 2014 Back in the USA

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The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, New Jersey, September 12

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The one-hit wonder

Aug 2014 The one-hit wonder

Posted by in Featured, US Beat

Being a musician who is labelled as a “One-Hit Won­der.”, Walter Egan has worked with some of the greats of mu­sic.

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