Spin Cycle

The death of a teenybopper

Bernadette Whelan

42 years ago, Bernadette Whelan, a 14-year-old David Cassidy fan, died by “traumatic asphyxiation” in a hysterical crush of a concert crowd. Goldmine looks into the tragedy that occurred back in 1974 at a David Cassidy show in the sports arena, White City.

Strawbs on the Road – part two


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 …