Chuck Berry wrote and performed some great music which proved to be hugely influential in the history of Rock and Roll. It is very sad that his legacy is tainted by his depraved behaviour. Whilst the world celebrates the life and music of Chuck Berry there exists the dark and unsettling reality that Chuck was […]Read more "CHUCK"
Music Ground in Doncaster was a fantastic shop, crammed with guitars of all makes, Fender, Gibson, Vox, Dobro, National, Rickenbacker, it was glorious. The owner Rick was a little like Moe the barman from the Simpsons, a slightly surly guy, his son was of similar ilk. Goff was our manager, that was his appointed position, […]Read more "THE ODDBALL GUITAR"
On tour we backed the van up to a wall leaving no space for any would be thieves to gain entry, we also took the guitars in to the hotels, it was about all you could do to avoid the robbers and fortunately we never victims to theft. Back in those days all any thief […]Read more "VAN RAIDERS"
The people who first established a drug trade in Rugby are long gone, they were inspired by the times. They grew up in a country scarred by war and tied down by archaic values and attitudes, the 1960’s may not have been swinging in Rugby but a small minority were committed to try and get […]Read more "DRUG SQUAD"
I was at a point in my life when I had no idea what the plot was, a brief short stumble, a sudden bout of uncertainty, it was the kind of void that I could have easily filled with drink, drugs, deviant activity , instead I found something that would provide a brief distraction from […]Read more "THE G WORD"
Dear Nige, We last met at your Grandmothers house over two decades ago, you asked me why I was driving a Golf and not riding a Harley Davidson, a good question and in retrospect I guess I should have been riding something, a Triumph Bonneville perhaps. I was in full time musician mode at that […]Read more "A REPLY TO A FOUND LETTER"
We had all left school, country boy’s let loose in the world, we fluttered about like moths, drawn to the bright lights, we were young, naïve and yet to be polluted by the vagaries of life. Nigel’s letter is a document which I believe is worth sharing, primarily for the detail it provides about the […]Read more "A FOUND LETTER"