Category Archives: Music

First Aid Kit……..another Swedish export!

There are some musicians / groups who are so distinctive that it is almost sacrosanct to try to cover their songs. Amongst this select band I would put the Swedish super group Abba, whose sound was so distinctive, not least … Continue reading

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Liverpool, my! how its has changed…………….and for the better!

Earlier this week I visited Liverpool for the first time in many years. It is all part of my plan to explore the area which I recently moved to in Cheshire. My memories of the city were very negative from … Continue reading

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the European Union Chamber Orchestra

On the 25th February 2018 I went to a concert at the Subscriptions Rooms in Stroud, Gloucestershire with our friend Liz who had managed to get tickets. It was a sold out audience because the featured soloist was Sheku Kanneh-Mason, … Continue reading

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Booker T and Steve Cropper at the “Proms”

As a regular viewer / listener to the BBC Proms concerts I took the opportunity recently to watch the recorded concert of the “Tribute to STAX Records” put on by Jools Holland and his big band. It was interesting to … Continue reading

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Sounds of the Sixties………get rid of Tony Blackburn PLEASE!

    As a child of the 60s my formative musical education was based around the emerging popular music scene of the time. As a teenager I listened to the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, John Mayall, the Searchers, Swinging Blue Jeans … Continue reading

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Sara Baras………..the worlds greatest dancer

There are a few occasions in life when you know you have just seen, heard and experienced something rather special. My first Mahler 2, Janaceks “Jenufa”, Sam and Dave and the Stax Soul Tour, Dave Holland Group and The Hilliard … Continue reading

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Little Richard………comes to Manchester in 1963

In 1963 I was fifteen years old and just getting into my stride with pop music. There was little opportunity to listen to pop music as the BBC rigidly controlled the airwaves and looked down on popular music with considerable … Continue reading

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