Tag Archives: The Beatles

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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The Adventures of the Crumpsall Kid – A Memoir by Mike Harding – a writewyattuk review

When you get to know and like an author or performer, there’s a concern when you get a chance to review their latest work that you won’t be able to give an honest appraisal. But within a couple of pages … Continue reading

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Now I’ve Got a Witness – remembering The Rolling Stones’ 1960s roots with Richard Houghton

I’m not sure how old newly-published author Richard Houghton thought I was when we first spoke, but he was hoping I might fill him in with my memories of seeing The Rolling Stones at the Wooden Bridge in Guildford in … Continue reading

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