Tag Archives: Slade

Thanks for the memoirs – catching up with Slade’s Dave Hill

Looking at the extensive list of past shows on Don Powell’s website, it’s clear that Slade are old hands at this touring lark. An impressive archive of on-stage engagements runs from March 1963, and it’s fair to say Don’s diary remains … Continue reading

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Listening in … with the Band on the Rum – the Mark Radcliffe interview

Attention landlubbers. It looks like there’ll be something in the water in Lancashire next weekend, with Galleon Blast all set to splice their collective mainbraces by the River Ribble in Preston, heading for The Continental on Saturday, December 12th. They’ll … Continue reading

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It’s a wonderful life (and a marshmallow world, apparently)

I left it a little too late this year. You know how it is – all those work deadlines (some met, some over-hanging) and family commitments. The focused part of you wants to get your workload out of the way … Continue reading

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On the write track – 10,000 hits and counting

FIFTEEN months ago, this here scribe decided to try and spread the word about his writing by setting up a blog, despite a few nagging doubts and advice that suggested it might involve a bit too much hard work and … Continue reading

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Out on the town with Noddy and Mark

I’M proud to say I was in the company of glam rock royalty at the weekend, 50 years after Noddy Holder’s introduction to that business called show. And judging by his musical contributions to a night of good, honest chat with … Continue reading

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Slade are for life – not just for Christmas

On the weekend BBC4 rightly celebrated the festive glory that is Slade – with a dusted-off documentary, songs from the Beeb archive songs, and the first terrestrial screening of the wondrous Flame for many moons – writewyattuk decided it was … Continue reading

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Deluxe editions – the bane of a record collector’s life

I’m trying my best to streamline my music collection at present. Honest. But in this day and age of ‘listen and rip’, it’s not getting any easier for those of us wanting a little more than a computer file to … Continue reading

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