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
Author archive: Chris Welch
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
Wow – did you see the giant, gaily coloured Ferris Wheel at the 2009 Isle of Wight Festival, not to mention the fantastic stage, incredible sound and huge number of excellent bands?
Is the sleeve note dead? Not quite. It’s just getting harder to read. Continue reading