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A little John Leyton Story

Don’t ask why – it was a largely sad experience – but last evening I was at Guildford G Live (a workaday rebuilt hall almost entirely devoid of atmosphere) to see The Marty Wilde Rock’n’Roll Party with some Wildcats and Marty’s “very good friends” Eden Kane and John(ny) Leyton, who was really an actor but somehow ended up with a bunch of hit singles. 521 more words

Wally Ridley

Joe Meek, not just the world's first independent record producer…

There was more than a little of the supernatural about the life of Joe Meek

Halloween is knocking on our studio door. And our amazing party Muswell Hill Geisterfest! 442 more words

North London Recording Studio

The First Record Producers

Another fine excerpt of Bob Stanley’s promising new book, “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!” (LAT review).

Joe Meek was Britain’s first record producer. He could be described as the first record producer in the world.

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Who's Joe Meek?

My friend Tim is a Joe Meek super-fan. When I first met him, back around 2001 or so, I had to keep asking him who Joe Meek was, and I could see it was exasperating him. 53 more words


Thank You, Internet: The Honeycombs, One the Juggler, and the Chris Holmes Pool Interview

This is sort of a stop-gap post while hard at work on the next installment of the Jukebox Antagonist.

The original search started out for banned, censored or otherwise prohibited music. 918 more words