Category Archives: Disc and Music Echo 1967-1972

50 years ago in the Music Industry 15 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

  With “Tina-the Musical” having opened to sensational reviews this week, strangely appropriate that this interview, of which I am ashamed to admit I have absolutely no memory, pops out of the annals of Disc, April 27, 1967     … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 14 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

If I can claim anything in my six years as a “journalist” (inverted commas as I was really little more than a local reporter and music paper ‘hack’) it was playing my part in trying to save the pirate radio … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 13 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

Although I vividly remember P.J. Proby coming to Maidstone Agricultural Hall probably in 1964, when he performed inside the wrestling ring and arbitrarily split his velvet pants towards the end, I have no recollection of this interview. Strange as it … Continue reading

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50 years ago in the Music Industry 13 – Disc & Music Echo, 1967-1972

First it was Tom and Engelbert, later it was Gilbert O’Sullivan, but in between came an unlikely and on the largish size American, Solomon King, to be adopted by Gordon Mills  and put into his stable, and who, for a … Continue reading

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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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