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Still acting nonchalant with The Searchers – the John McNally interview

John McNally was back home in Crosby when I called this week, barely five miles from his Kirkdale roots. It seems like he’s rarely there though, thanks to a punishing tour schedule for his band, The Searchers, one of the leading … Continue reading

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From The Jam – The Cavern Club Live Lounge, Liverpool

The hottest night of the year so far, and I was Going Underground. Not as a safe haven from the Sounds From the Street, but to hunker down and resolutely celebrate cultural values increasingly under attack. This was the first … Continue reading

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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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Exploring the enduring legacy of ABBA – the Carl Magnus Palm interview

In the week Lucie Jones flies the flag for the UK in Kiev at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest finals, it seemed apt to feature a recent interview with a Swede whose early memories of the competition centred around his … 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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About the Young Idea – talking about The Jam with Nicky Weller

From the moment you turn right at the desk inside the Cunard Building’s The Jam – About the Young Idea exhibition and head down a mock London Underground tunnel lined with promo posters publicising the original records, you’re in for … Continue reading

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Yes yesterdays and todays – the Alan White interview

This coming summer, drummer and songwriter Alan White will have been in the band Yes for a staggering 44 years – give or take one worked gap-year. That equates to two-thirds of his 66 years and counting, so I guess … Continue reading

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