…movers and shakers this week, include a rare Frankie Goes To Hollywood photograph by John Stoddart, rare first issue Pentangle debut vinyl LP album, and a nice quantity of Status Quo 7″ vinyl singles, also look out for an original The Who I Can’t Explain French 7″ single, The Sweet Hard Centres white label LP test pressing and much, much more…see them all here
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… The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records in West Hampstead, London. A&R boss at Decca Dick Rowe turned them down in what is considered one of the biggest mistakes in music industry history, Decca decided to reject the band, selecting instead Brian Poole and the Tremeloes – well I suppose the […read more…]
Musician’s old bedroom at 23 Brook Street has been restored as part of permanent exhibition launching on Wednesday The London room where Jimi Hendrix slept, entertained and played records so loudly his two giant speakers kept breaking, is about to open to the public. The guitar legend moved into 23 […read more…]
From the Guardian Twenty years after a Britpop-obsessed music press drove them out of town, the re-formed band’s sound can be heard in the music of everyone from Tame Impala to the 1975. Not that their kids are impressed Rachel Goswell can’t pinpoint the exact moment the music press turned […read more…]