Sunday, June 23, 2019

Child of the Moon promo 1968

The flip of Jumping Jack Flash. Directed by Micheal Lindsay-Hogg

50 years ago the last photos of Brian Jones.

Taken by a schoolgirl neighbour.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

50 years ago at Bath

Nearly the anniversary of this event which happened locally. Was a success so they went bigger the following year at the Bath & West show ground Shepton Mallet where Michael Eavis got the idea for Glastonbury
Led Zep at Bath
Loads more here

Friday, June 21, 2019

Swing shift Cinderella (1945)

Swing Shift Cinderella is an animated cartoon short subject directed by Tex Avery. The plot involves the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. Frank Graham voiced the wolf, and Colleen Collins voiced Cinderella, with Imogene Lynn providing her singing voice.[1]
Swing Shift Cinderella from Movie Memories on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Beatles merchandise

Beatles talcum powder. My sister had this. Used to put a towel over it when she bathed. Did you have any Beatles merchandise? I know we had a tin tray too

Rolling Stones 2,000 Light years from Home - Promo 1967

One of the best songs off the patchy 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request. Wiki. This song is great though and the promo is good too.

Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike 1962

I love this - the Stones covered it but it's not as good as this. The Velvet Underground nicked the riff for their song There She Goes Again. The Wiki has some interesting facts.
   I used to hitch a lot in my youth but you don't see it these days. I never had any trouble - the only incident was when my brother was hitching and a car drove past them and they were all making gestures out the window as they passed and they promptly ran into the car in front of them!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Waterloo (1970) full movie English language

For watching on the 18th Wiki on the movie - particularly interesting is the section on historical inaccuracies

Sunday, June 16, 2019


Brian Jones announced his departure from the Rolling Stones on June 9, 1969 with a statement that read: “I no longer see eye-to-eye with the others over the discs we are cutting. … I want to play my kind of music, which is no longer the Stones music. The music Mick [Jagger] and Keith [Richards] have been writing has progressed at a tangent, as far as my own taste is concerned.”

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Screaming Jay Hawkins book

Looks great. I met SJH once.
In the annals of rock ‘n’ roll there have been a lot of strange characters, but there probably hasn’t been anyone as bizarre as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and this is his story. Known mostly for a single record, I Put A Spell On You, and emerging from a coffin to perform on stage, Screamin’ Jay was a whirlwind performer, lusty 
singer, prolific songwriter and a man who was total stranger to the truth.
Amazon link

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Review of our CD from Maximum Rocknroll.

The Terraplanes All Good for the High Street CD

The TERRAPLANES originally formed out of the ashes of ANIMALS & MEN in 1980. Disbanding after one 1981 single, they reformed in 2017, and this album is the result. A sparse, post-punk mix of new originals, revisited old songs, and favorite garage / rock’n’roll covers of JONATHAN RICHMAN, ELVIS PRESLEY, ED COBB etc. The raw, simplistic recording and dual female (mother / daughter!) vocals lends the whole thing a HEADCOATEES vibe, which is never a bad thing! Great stuff, and a welcome return to the music scene. From here

Monday, June 10, 2019

Tanks and other AFVs of the Blitzkrieg era (1972)

I got this the other day. Used to get it from the library when I was young.

Queen Vic at Priddy

My sister offered to take Susan and myself out for a meal and we chose the Queen Victoria at Priddy on the Mendips. Lovely old inn that is quite characterful. There is a local legend that Christ visited Priddy when he visited the West and there's a saying 'as sure as our Lord walked on Priddy Green.'
Priddy Green. Taken by Rod Ward 15th Aug 2006

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Punk book birthday presents

My brother Neil got Sue and me these two books on two very different punk women Jordan and Poly Styrene.