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All the way from Detroit, destined for success – celebrating Duke Fakir’s I’ll Be There: My Life with The Four Tops

Picture the scene. It’s the second Sunday of November, 1966, barely three months after England’s World Cup triumph, The Four Tops riding high in the UK charts, their fourth hit on this side of the Atlantic rather fittingly retaining the … Continue reading

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Eddie Holman / Preston’s Got Soul – 53 Degrees, Preston

While the temperature plummeted 52 degrees lower than the name of the venue, Eddie Holman brought plenty of warmth when he visited this Northern Soul stronghold on Friday night. And from the moment this Philly veteran stepped on stage at … Continue reading

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‘Eddie’s my name!’ In conversation with Eddie Holman

Eddie Holman was up at 5am the day I called him, and two hours later the 68-year-old Baptist minister and soul legend was definitely on a roll. That was Philadelphia time, five hours behind the UK, the man credited with … Continue reading

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