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Strawbs on the Road – part two

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In part one, Dave Cousins celebrated Strawbs’ on-going US tour with some words about the current band, recent music, and the astonishing revision of their 1974 Hero and Heroine album that lies at the heart of their live set. But …

Book reviews – Murder Ballads, Piracy, Rare Bowie and Rip-offs

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David Bowie – Rare Records Price Guide Volume One (Singles 1964-2016) by Tamsin Darke Createspace ISBN 978-1523856268 https://tamsindarkebowiepriceguide.wordpress.com Goldmine’s latest price guide gives David Bowie a couple of pages.  Record Collector’s smaller format surrenders a couple more.  Tamsin Darke’s prosaically …

Kevin Godley’s got Hog Fever

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It’s difficult to say what Kevin Godley is most famous for. For some, it’s his four years behind the drum kit with 10cc, a period during which he played, sang and wrote some of the most deathless songs in that …