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The Shock Of The New

It's time to give the often derided New Wave movement of the late-1970s another look says teen survivor Dan Synge in his new music themed...

Vive Le Rock!

Despite its image as an innovative decade, the 1970’s were a retrospective drag Throughout my time as a music fan, a curiosity about the...

Welcome To The Dive

In early 1974 my dad briefly got into the habit of taking me and my teenage sister to the local record shop on Saturday afternoons where,...

Swede Dreams Were Made Of This

It’s the evening of Saturday 6th April, 1974. Mum and dad have gone out for the evening leaving me alone with the babysitter, a retired...

Paris Revisited

A Cartier-Bresson moment is never far away in the French capital Let loose on the streets of Paris armed with just a simple smartphone,...

Jackson's Five

Films set in recording studios are a drag, but let's make an exception for the Fab Four There has been enough written about The Beatles...

Strange Town

With live music back on the cultural agenda, we look at the people and places that rocked the capital. Part two: The Outsiders To the...

London Is The Place For Me

With live music back on the cultural agenda, we look at the people and the places that rocked the capital. Part one: The West End A...