Tag Archives: 70s

Wigan Casino directed by Tony Palmer showing at Space in Hackney

By the time I left school at sixteen in the late-seventies the big sound was disco. That said, the real hipsters among the kids who underwent the same non-education as me were into northern soul (rare mainly American and mainly … Continue reading

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Pleasure never hurt anyone… some Cocteau Twins pre-history and the way London rocked 30 years ago!

I’ve never been into the Cocteau Twins myself… just ain’t my thing. However, I recently got into an online discussion in which I mentioned that I’d known their second and main bass player Simone Raymonde in the old days when … Continue reading

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Herman Brood – Rock And Roll Junkie

Since Herman Brood came up on a blog I posted a few days ago, I’ve been thinking about why I like his tune Rock & Roll Junkie. There are elements within it that on their own I would normally hate. … Continue reading

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Jim Daly & the 1973 ‘black power type plot’ at West London Magistrates’ Court

James Daly is one of the many curious underworld figures who knew my mother Julia Callan-Thompson. It seems my mother first came across Daly when they were both scoring smack at 75a Cambridge Gardens in the early 1970s. The gear … Continue reading

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