Tag Archives: The Beatles

I Just Can’t Get Enough Spanish Fly: Stewart Home interviewed by Joan Cabot

I did this email interview a few weeks ago for Mondo Sonoro in Spain who mostly cover music but were interested in the translation of my novel Memphis Underground. I figured they’d have had time to run it in Spanish … Continue reading

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The best of ‘Beat Beat Beat’ – as incoherent as the 60s will always be!

The label tells it like it is – “Beat Beat Beat was a German music programme that ran during the sixties. Not to be confused with the other well known German pop programme Beat Club. Beat Beat Beat was broadcast … Continue reading

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1970s nightmares part 2: forgotten bands, hopeless causes & the search for the missing chord

Despite the recently fashionable status of the Bethnal Green area in east London, this has to date failed to lead to a revival of interest in the 1970s band who named themselves after the hood. Bethnal were formed in Bethnal … Continue reading

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Two bent London coppers of the 1960s: Norman Pilcher & Victor Kelaher

After noticing that Detective Sergeant Norman Pilcher is listed on the Wikipedia as a living person, I figured it was worth blogging this scumbag and his boss Detective Chief Inspector Victor Kelaher. I don’t want people to forget that Plicher … Continue reading

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