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    If you think you've got an encyclopedic knowledge of music 1960-2000, and a love of all genres, as well as having strong opinions, well hello!

    First album purchases.

    What's Goin' On-Marvin Gaye,Aladdin Sane-David Bowie,For Your Pleasure-Roxy Music, Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie, Innervisions-Stevie Wonder. Great taste eh!

    All purchased when I was 14 with pocket money I'd saved up. I started a Saturday job when I was 15, and that's when I would buy an album at lunchtime every week. Bought the NME every Thursday - the bible - kept every issue for 10 years! Recently sold the years 1977-1980 to a guy in Germany on e-bay. First gig I went to was Roxy Music at the Liverpool Empire in 1974. I also went The Factory (then The Russell Club) in Manchester, and Eric's in Liverpool.

    I found myself working at the Lyceum ballroom in the Strand in 1981, as assistant manager -yes, where Bob Marley recorded his legendary 1975 live album - and saw loads of live bands there, starting on my first day with the Clash. I worked on the BRIT awards show in 1982 -then called the Rock and Pop Awards! Remember that? Hosted by DLT and Sue Cook (off Crimewatch!)

    I also once made a flan for the Thompson Twins and once acted as a minder for Don Estelle!

    My Panasonic Technics system bought in 1993 is still in action, and the original vinyl is sounding good.

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    Ha, how cool!
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    Sounds like you have had a fantastic musical life experience!!!
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    Hi Derek, I missed you by about 9 years. I used to go to the Monday Soul Nights at The Lyceum in around 1972. Saw quite a few acts doing cameos there. I loved the sound system they had there and the DJ was pretty good (John Prime?)

    Anyway, have fun here.
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    Howdy! Welcome to AOS.

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    I knew John Prime quite well. He was a bit of a medallion man, but I found out that he actually knew Jimi Hendrix. He used to bring all his singles with him , boxes and boxes of them, thousands, to every night club.He used to do the 'grab a granny nights' on a Wednesday when I managed Tiffany's Harlow in 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THINWHITEDUKE View Post
    If you think you've got an encyclopedic knowledge of music 1960-2000, and a love of all genres, as well as having strong opinions, well hello!

    First album purchases.

    What's Goin' On-Marvin Gaye,Aladdin Sane-David Bowie,For Your Pleasure-Roxy Music, Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie, Innervisions-Stevie Wonder. Great taste eh!

    All purchased when I was 14 with pocket money I'd saved up. I started a Saturday job when I was 15, and that's when I would buy an album at lunchtime every week. Bought the NME every Thursday - the bible - kept every issue for 10 years! Recently sold the years 1977-1980 to a guy in Germany on e-bay. First gig I went to was Roxy Music at the Liverpool Empire in 1974. I also went The Factory (then The Russell Club) in Manchester, and Eric's in Liverpool.

    I found myself working at the Lyceum ballroom in the Strand in 1981, as assistant manager -yes, where Bob Marley recorded his legendary 1975 live album - and saw loads of live bands there, starting on my first day with the Clash. I worked on the BRIT awards show in 1982 -then called the Rock and Pop Awards! Remember that? Hosted by DLT and Sue Cook (off Crimewatch!)

    I also once made a flan for the Thompson Twins and once acted as a minder for Don Estelle!

    My Panasonic Technics system bought in 1993 is still in action, and the original vinyl is sounding good.
    Welcome Derek,

    Being a minder for Don Estelle must have been quite easy - first sign of danger just tuck him under your arm and run. I once saw Mr Estelle at a festival, and he offered me a go on this funny cigarette he was smoking. I asked him what was in it, but couldn't hear what he said. He was very soft spoken. Turns out he was 'Whispering Grass'
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    Quote Originally Posted by THINWHITEDUKE View Post
    If you think you've got an encyclopedic knowledge of music 1960-2000, and a love of all genres, as well as having strong opinions, well hello!

    First album purchases.

    What's Goin' On-Marvin Gaye,Aladdin Sane-David Bowie,For Your Pleasure-Roxy Music, Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie, Innervisions-Stevie Wonder. Great taste eh!

    All purchased when I was 14 with pocket money I'd saved up. I started a Saturday job when I was 15, and that's when I would buy an album at lunchtime every week. Bought the NME every Thursday - the bible - kept every issue for 10 years! Recently sold the years 1977-1980 to a guy in Germany on e-bay. First gig I went to was Roxy Music at the Liverpool Empire in 1974. I also went The Factory (then The Russell Club) in Manchester, and Eric's in Liverpool.

    I found myself working at the Lyceum ballroom in the Strand in 1981, as assistant manager -yes, where Bob Marley recorded his legendary 1975 live album - and saw loads of live bands there, starting on my first day with the Clash. I worked on the BRIT awards show in 1982 -then called the Rock and Pop Awards! Remember that? Hosted by DLT and Sue Cook (off Crimewatch!)

    I also once made a flan for the Thompson Twins and once acted as a minder for Don Estelle!

    My Panasonic Technics system bought in 1993 is still in action, and the original vinyl is sounding good.
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    Hi Derek. Welcome to AOS.

    Feel free to join in the chat, there's a lot going on.


    Enjoy the forum,
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    Hi Derek, welcome to AOS. Enjoy the forum.
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