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Release Roger! Roger Hodgson at Birmingham Symphony Hall

A rainy night in Birmingham – every time I visit, it’s raining. We were travelling back from Glasgow, with the added treat of seeing Roger Hodgson at The Symphony Hall. Roger Hodgson? Yes, the man who wrote and sang most … Continue reading

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God Only Knows How He’s Lived for This Long – Brian Wilson at The Birmingham Symphony Hall

Yet another trip out for myself, Lady Barton St Mary and her brother Drew, this time a return to The Birmingham Symphony Hall to see another ‘legend’ in the world of popular music, Brian Wilson. For those of you uninitiated … Continue reading

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1971 and all that

I was listening to Danny Baker, the broadcaster, interview his old friend David Hepworth on a podcast today. Mr Hepworth has written a book entitled ‘1971 – Never a Dull Moment’, which works on the theory that 1971 was the … Continue reading

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My Music Video Directing Debut – The Muiras

It all started with a message from Drew Norton, former front man of The Nilon Bombers, the chart topping indie band from the 1990s. Drew happens to be my brother in law, but I assure you, it’s not family loyalty … Continue reading

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Macca and cries – Paul McCartney in Birmingham

Fortunately, Lady BSM and I had the entire week off, with the added excitement of seeing Paul McCartney in Birmingham at The NIA, now known as The Barclaycard Arena, for goodness’ sake. The Sexton and Pen had also decided to … Continue reading

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Technold Fan – The Wombats at O2 Academy Birmingham

Wordpretzels, yet another music event to tell you about – I am a massive fan of The Wombats, despite being a man in my 50s. Both of my children, Miss Katherine and Master Johnny are also fans, so it was … Continue reading

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Yet Another Evening with Rick Wakeman – 40 years later

“Have you ever seen him before?” asked the friendly man from New Zealand who was sitting next to me. He was on a 4 month tour of Europe with his wife, but had managed to pitch up at Cheltenham Town … Continue reading

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