Category Archives: Disc and Music Echo 1967-1972

50 years ago in the Music Industry 12 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

The Love Affair were an unlikely hit band, but at the turn of 1967-68 they came out of nowhere to have a No. 1 hit with a song that in America had charted by Robert Knight – the Atlantic was … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 11 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Looking for articles with my by-line, I chanced upon this, written pretty much 50 years ago. I’d forgotten all about it, but then Bob Farmer – who has completely disappeared with no Google trace – wrote it, not me! Some … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 10 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Even before journalism and 30 years in the music business I had in my small way been a huge supporter of the off shore British “pirate” radio stations largely sited in the North sea either on converted ships or wartime … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 9 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Disc was a Top 30 chart weekly. Ray Coleman had this policy – all the time a record was going up the chart we’d interview the artist, or do something on him, her or them, every other week. Those were … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 8 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Those who are asoldasme may remember Lobby Lud, the mysterious character in trilby and raincoat who popped up at seaside resorts during the summer months in the 1950’s. If you approached him with a copy of the News Chronicle (my … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 7 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Amen Corner had the joy of being managed by Don Arden, though I think it was he who decided the lads from Wales should live communally in a large house in Streatham. I went there a few times and it … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 6 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

After my triumph at having found a Sergeant Pepper I guess it was no surprise that Ray Coleman should send me on another Beatle-related mission, this one even battier, to find out if the residents of St. George’s Estate in … Continue reading

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