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The Song Still Remains At 35 Part 2: After the excitement of The Song Remains The Same soundtrack double album release, 35 years ago this week saw the premiere of the accompanying movie. This occurred at the Warner West End cinema in London’s Leicester Square although such was the demand the film was also screened at the nearby Shaftesbury Avenue ABC theatre.
We got tickets by queuing overnight in early October. Sleep was at a minimum that night as the disco next to the Warner West End cinema blasted out a …
Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo “Hall Of Fame” on Thursday evening at a ceremony at the Brewery venue in London Thursday night (June 10). Phil Alexandra said of the guitarist, “Jimmy Page is the musician by whom all other musicians are measured. Every guitar player wants to sound like him, every producer wants to capture the sounds he captured (check out the many samplings and emulations of that When The Levee Breaks drum sound). He is a genuine music legend, and a recent BBC poll, placed Led Zeppelin …
Above: DL points to where the England goals need to go -World Cup 2002 Totnes Close Arena
The morning after the night before…and that Sunday morning feeling. Not the start we were looking for. It all looked so positive after four minutes.. but that optimism soon fell away – Robert Green’s goalkeeping error was almost beyond belief. But it happpaned and we needed to recover. There were chances in the second half but they were not taken. Full marks to the USA who made it very difficult.
Yes, we’ve seen it all …
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Above: The Who and guests – March 30th 2010 photo Gary Foy.
On Saturday November 3rd 1973, I went into Harlequin Records in Bedford and purchased the just released double album by The Who titled Quadrophenia.
Getting it home and glancing through the bleak sleeve booklet with it’s stark black and white images depicting the life of Jimmy the Mod, I knew this was no ordinary record. The music throughout the four sides captured The Who with power, compassion and intensity. Back then the Quadrophenia themes of adolescent isolation, despair and redemption resonated …
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On Easter Monday (April 5th) at 6pm ITV2 are screening an hour long special of highlights from the week of Teenage Cancer Trust shows. For backstage snippets and comments on the week of concerts visit
* It was reported that Jimmy Page was in attendance with his children at the JLS Teenage Cancer Trust concert last Sunday.
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That’s the younger less than forty DL and Gary Foy outside the famous 96 St. Marks Place building in New York some 15 years ago. 20 years previously as I gazed adoringly at that distinctive Physical Graffiti sleeve on February 24th 1975, the idea that one day I might stand on the very spot where that iconic sleeve artwork was conceived would have seemed a pretty unlikely one.
But it incredibly it all come to pass, thanks to Jimmy and Robert reuniting and taking to the road and a little help from …
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For once the spotlight has been away from Zeppelin slightly here, as I got down to initial research for the feature I am collating to mark the 40th anniversary of the Who’s Live At Leeds album. It’s already turning out to be some story –I spoke with one of the Ents committee members at Leeds University who was involved in organizing the gigs there in the 1970s including the historic Who show on Valentines Day all of 40 years ago. He had some great tales from the times including seeing …
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Suddenly it’s’ February and there’s a lot to do. To get it moving I’ll take inspiration from this piece of advice I read somewhere.
‘’January is a 31 day hangover but February brings lambs, daffodils and the air fills with a magical quickening that tells you spring is on the way.
”February is short so whatever you’re trying to stretch, whether it’s your salary, your calorie intake or your booze units, February’s unique compactness helps you spread it just that little bit thicker. A good enough reason to raise a glass”.
Reason enough …