Thursday, August 29, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Buddy Holly in-car entertainment.

 I was introduced to Buddy Holly by my Uncle Graham. He lived in Cornwall and had a greatest hits on 8 track which he played in his car and it was great experiencing loud music as we sped around the villages. Good times. 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

100 years war in France

South Petherton rocknroll fans ahoy!

This gig was mentioned on Geoff Barker. I like the idea of a band doing rocknroll period Beatles. If you want to see Beatles from this era check.our my Pinterest page

Friday, August 16, 2019

Peterloo Massacre 1819

Today is the 200th anniversary of this event.
Trailer for the 2018 movie here

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mitchards in Radstock

My Dad as a baby and his brothers and sisters in the 1930s. Eventually there was 10 children
There's this great website Somerset coalfield connections which details all the people from the coalfield. Goes back quite a way. There are 146 Mitchards listed see here

Napoleon's 250th birthday

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Former Selwood Printing Works Frome by David Ward

This building was once the home of Butler & Tanner - printers who I did my apprenticeship with but they weren't in these premises by that time but I heard stories from people who did work there.  All flats now.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Animals & Men by Peter Lowery 1979

About 40 years ago we got professional photos done by Peter Lowery who used to have his studio on Church steps Frome. He got me and Susan to hold hands which we found strange and we weren't keen on but he said they would be cropped off. You can see his lines in the contact sheet.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Ralph in Frome as a punk

Here's me from about 78/9. The jacket was Sue's from BOY. This is a Polaroid from our flat in Frome at the time which was spacious. We had one room set up just for war games we used to do 1940 battle of France. I was the British and Nigel was the Germans i think I lost every battle. We used these rules and the British tanks were crap.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Buddy Holly in Bristol

The legendary Buddy Holly only managed one UK tour in his short career as a Rock and Roll pioneer, and we were lucky enough to receive him in Bristol. This performance also included his band The Crickets, Garry Miller and Des O’Conner.

40 years ago this came out

Rock 'n' Roll High School is a 1979 American musical comedy film directed by Allan Arkush, produced by Michael Finnell, and starring P. J. Soles, Vince Van Patten, Clint Howard, and Dey Young.[3] The film featured the punk rock group The Ramones.

Psychedelic timeline

This list is pretty interesting - it charts the progress of Psychedelia musically from the first gasps.
This one by the Yardbirds was quite an early one in 1965. 

Monday, August 05, 2019

Saturday, August 03, 2019

P.J. Harvey - 1993 MTV Studios

-Highway 61 revisited

PJ is from Bridport Dorset where there was a skirmish in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685. Went to college in Yeovil. If you are wondering what a Sheela Na Gig is you can find out here

Friday, August 02, 2019

Howlin' Wolf with Hubert Sumlin playlist

This is still a work in progress but it's coming along it might not be totally correct. Helped by the fact that I own a copy of this book. Worth getting if you love the blues.