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Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run The Autobiography

I first came across Springsteen when the music press adverts and billboards appeared proclaiming him : “The future of Rock n Roll”. It was a bold claim. It turned out to be justified. I tried to buy tickets for the … Continue reading

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Limehouse Lizzy – Flowerpot, Derby

I first saw LL almost exactly five years ago at the Assembly Rooms in Tamworth. They have now been touring for twenty- five years. Thin Lizzy toured for seventeen years. As custodians of the music, Limehouse Lizzy can lay claim … Continue reading

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The Age Of Bowie – Paul Morley

Time dulls the memory, sometimes for the best. Bad meals, bad holidays, lost love, time has a way of neutralising those memories. Sadly, it also dulls the memory of bad rock critics. I had forgotten what a pompous, self-important, narcissist … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sat Nav – Noel Hogan

  I first met Noel as a visitor at a Lizian events show. He had the enthusiasm of a puppy, and the freneticism of an amphetamines drenched Ramones gig. We spoke about his forthcoming book, and I was delighted to … Continue reading

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The Bowie Experience – Wolverhampton Grand

I went to the show as a Bowie devotee. I have seen Bowie live several times, three times in the seventies, I own all of his recorded material, and have been a fan since 1973. When I first heard Mick … Continue reading

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Lonely Boy – Steve Jones, the biography

I was there when punk broke. It was exciting. There was a sense that music, and the way that young people saw the world around them, was changing. The Boomtown Rats, Buzzcocks, Magazine, and Jam first tours, the Clash complete … Continue reading

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Cacophony of Stardust – Al Barz

A poetry collection review: I have known Al Barz for several years, and seen him perform innumerable times. Live, he has a reputation for quirky, engaging, performance, an appearance is always an event. His first collection, Cacophony of Stardust, draws … Continue reading

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