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The best of Friends with Shalamar – the Howard Hewett interview

Howard Hewett had only been in the UK a couple of days when I called, and was alternating between press calls and rehearsals with fellow stalwart Jeffrey Daniel and more recent Shalamar addition Carolyn Griffey. But if my interviewee had … Continue reading

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Returning to Heaven on Earth – the Belinda Carlisle interview

I already had a decade and more than 200 live shows under my belt by the summer of 1990, yet never got to see a headline gig in the North West until that June at Manchester Apollo, out with my … Continue reading

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The enduring appeal of Sparks – in conversation with Ron Mael

  Many of us of a certain age will recall the first time we heard American art-pop-rockers Sparks, a band that properly appeared on the UK chart radar around the time of the glam movement, sitting pretty comfortably amid an … Continue reading

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The Time Has Come – the P.P. Arnold interview

‘I’m doing fine! I have to go out this morning and see a tailor who is hemming a dress for me. We’ve had two days off organising all this luggage I’m carrying around. I am the original bag lady! I’ve got … Continue reading

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Restart on reel two – back in touch with Gary Numan

Following the success of his 2013 album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) and its accompanying two-year world tour, Gary Numan returns to the UK soon, for a live celebration of his breakthrough long players, Replicas, The Pleasure Principle and Telekon. After a … Continue reading

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