Author: Rock History UK

  • 4 hours to London

    4 hours to London

    One interview this week with Dave Cooper who played Farfisa in a Sixties group based on the south coast. In those days they had to allow four hours from leaving home to getting to the Marquee Club, such were the roads. He says he watched a bloke there play the guitar with his teeth and…

  • Les Reed-isms

    Les Reed-isms

    The Last Waltz Lyricist Barry Mason walked into a men’s toilet and standing next to him was a builder whistling “The Last Waltz”. Barry, very proud, turned to the man and said “I wrote that that song”. The builder looked at Barry and said “No you didn’t – Les Reed did”. Barry replied “Ah, but…

  • Roger Edwards relates the Jackson business angle

    Roger Edwards relates the Jackson business angle

    Michael Jackson at Wembley Jackson played an unprecedented seven sell out concerts at Wembley Stadium on the BAD tour summer 1988 putting him in the Guinness Book of World Records. Demand was such that there could have been another seven but Brent Council had capped the number of concert licenses for the Stadium at 8…

  • My My My

    My My My

    This week we have planned a session with Les Reed – doyen of songwriters

  • Marching onwards

    Marching onwards

    another busy week with four interviews scheduled to take place – well we got three done; Peter Jamieson with whom we discussed EMI’s structure worldwide pre and post his becoming their youngest MD as well ashis side of how the NOW! series came into being – the most successful EMI happening financially since the Beatles,…