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VENUS IN JEANS

VENUS IN JEANS In 1955 Alma Coogan had a number 1 hit in the UK with Dreamboat. Photos of Alma show her dressed almost like a ballerina. The Daily Sketch of ...

1965

It was the year that some of rock’s illustrious stars hit the headlines and charts for the first time. In January, DJ and Rock’n’Roll pioneer Alan Freed died ag...

HANK MARVIN

HANK MARVIN Hank Marvin wanted to be like his Am4erican Idols, James Burton. Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy with guitar experiments aimed at their American soun...

SESSION MUSICIANS

SESSION MUSICIANS The late fifties and sixties saw an influx of session musicians converge on Los Angeles. Hollywood the capitol of Americas entertainmen...

TEX MEX

TEX MEX Buddy Holly and Buddy Knox shared a common bond as both were born in Texas and recorded their million dollar chart toppers of 1957 in New Mexico. ...

the Zombies

ZOMBIES Before 1964 the world dominance of pop music belonged to America. The next group part of a new British invasion had no obvious influences except fo...

AGM 2018

It’s time to come together again to elect people to the various rolls needed to run our community radio station. The date this year is 15th May. You are all inv...

Who’s Sorry Now

WHO’s SORRY NOW From an article written in 1982 I read that the next singer was the biggest selling female singer of all time. If one looked between 1958-196...

Blue Suede Shoes

BLUE SUEDE SHOES The Beatles were quoted as saying they learnt to play guitar from listening to the legendary ‘Dance’ album out on the Sun Label by Carl Pe...