I’m reading David Kynaston’s book about 1963-65. Seems that Cliff and the Beatles weren’t big pals in 1963. Here’s John: “We’ve always hated him. He was everything we hated in pop” And here’s Cliff: “All […]
Vaclav Havel was a Zappa fan wasn’t he? Apparently his favourite Zappa record was Bongo Fury, which indicates that the only Zappa records available in 70s Czechoslovakia were Bongo Fury and the Flo and Eddie ones.
Well worth seeing once, although as BC mentions, perhaps not twice. It’s also worth mentioning that the live album they released this century, Minimum Maximum is fantastic. When I saw them in Singapore, Ralf […]
The Blue Peter pets Wikipedia page says that Petra died in 1977 so I was close. It also says – get this- that when John Noakes left Blue Peter he took Shep with him, but when the BBC refused to pay for his upkeep […]
You’re making a great point about Tubular Bells being copied by lots of subsequent horror soundtracks. However, one reason for that may be that the approach works so well. I remember reading that early screenings […]
I’m reading David Kynaston’s latest book covering the UK in 1963-65 and it turns out that Blue Peter had its own Pete Best, or maybe that should be Petra Best. Apparently, the first Blue Peter pet was the puppy […]
At their peak, from around 1985-1988, they were fantastic. If I Should Fall from Grace with God is a five star record that still sounds great today. Fairytale isn’t even the best song on it. I saw them at the […]
There are a number of Albanian communities dotted around the South of Italy in places like Molise and Basilicata that have been there for centuries. On a different note, I remember when Celtic played Dinamo […]