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“I love the musty dry smell of old theatres, with their dust and creaky antiquity, their ghosts and quirks.”Read More
“That was George Harrison,” I insisted, and the check-in officer who had seen Harrison’s passport confirmed his identity.Read More
“Well, at least it’s not cholera,” I offered optimistically.
“Well, we didn’t check for that,” was the reply.
Despite having a photo pass, I was stopped at the gate where they wanted to confiscate my SLR camera and lenses.Read More
“…a carton of beer in 1974 was $5, which was the same cost as my singing lessons, and I was faced with the dilemma of spending the last $5 in my pocket each week on a singing lesson or a carton of beer. Eventually, the beer emerged as the winner.”Read More
“Accordion players were outsiders, we had to find our own audiences and chart our own course.”Read More
Not one single person came through the door. As the manager gingerly approached us I remember the keyboard player asking, “Are we still going to get paid?”Read More
“Now, while it’s a given in this industry that every band needs to ‘pay its dues’, before ‘making it’, nobody really outlines what this looks like.”Read More
“KC’s wasn’t without its troubles. The club would be absolutely empty until midnight when patrons already plastered would roll in from other venues.”Read More
“Without a doubt, he was the king of the punks at the time, a real character with his mohawk hairdo and covered in tattoos but he was a natural leader … “Read More
“Gobsmacked, I sat in Tony Geary’s office at EMI, the Australian home of Parlophone, the iconic recording label of The Beatles.”Read More