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POP STARS AND BUZZ BOMBS Engrossed in a bestselling history of London, I was fascinated by the tide of events, artfully narrated in scholarly yet readable fashion by a man who clearly knew his subject. I was grateful to a … Continue reading

BACKSTAGE STUFF

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Life back stage at pop shows in the Swinging Sixties was always a hoot. Looking back it’s fun to recall how casual and relaxed it all was in the days before laminates, security men and ‘approval.’ For example, all I had to do to gain access backstage at the Slough Adelphi to see the Rolling Stones was to utter the secret pass word ‘Hello I’m Chris from Melody Maker’ . Continue reading