Tag Archives: Paul McCartney

Delivering the late bloomer’s last rider – the Ron Sexsmith interview

The morning I spoke to Ron Sexsmith, he was in the pensive frame of mind I might have expected. Despite leaving his adopted city of Toronto for a new base 90 miles away in Stratford, Ontario, barely a week before, … Continue reading

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‘The Beatles – I Was There’ – talking the Fab Four Live (1957/66) with Richard Houghton

There can’t be too many Beatles devotees in their mid-50s who got to see the band live, anywhere in the world. But while Richard Houghton was one such lucky fan, he remembers next to nothing about the special guests he witnessed. … Continue reading

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An appointment with Dr Hook – the Dennis Locorriere interview

Dr. Hook were always something of a musical conundrum for me. Sharp, witty purveyors of great songs, but somewhat disregarded by the professors of cool on account of their more chart-friendly fodder. As a kid turned on to punk and … Continue reading

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Bill Bailey – Preston Guild Hall

With his Limboland tour continuing for some time yet – doing the rounds up and down the country until December’s switch to the capital – I should walk the line carefully here, not giving away too much for those yet … Continue reading

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Love Me (Still) Do – the Fab Four 50 years on

Pop music will never last. At least that was always the contention, an age-old debate that  returned with some resonance in October, 2012, when it was duly noted that it had been 50 years since The Beatles first burst on … Continue reading

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