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The Calypso City - Leeds West Indian Carnival, 1973

By 1973, Leeds West Indian Carnival had become a well-known and respected annual event on the city’s calendar. While the Carnival Committee had struggled in the past to gain sponsorship, the 1973 Carnival programme lists seven sponsors as well as the patronage of Lord and Lady Harewood. 1,621 more words

Leeds West Indian Carnival

Song Of The Day: Neil Young, "Tired Eyes"

Over the past few years, Neil Young has been extremely generous to his fans, opening up his vaults and treasure trove of recordings, giving the world new records and performances previously unknown to the world save for him. 125 more words

Song Of The Day

Great King Rat Died, Queen Was Born

Of course I’m referring to the third song on Queen’s debut album, which turns 45 later this year:

“Great King Rat died today,
Born on the twenty-first of May,

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Until You Come Back To Me

It is very rare for me to prefer someone else’s version of a Stevie Wonder song. I had been a fan of his music since he was known as ‘Little Stevie Wonder’. 164 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections

GMB — Letter from Hamnavoe (20 December 1973)

GMB. “Letter from Hamnavoe.” Orcadian, 20 December 1973, p. 4.

A visit to Maeshowe on the winter solstice: meditations on the shaft of light that strikes the interior of the tomb on that one day of the year.

Reprinted: Letters from Hamnavoe, pp. 95–97.

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GMB — Letter from Hamnavoe (6 December 1973)

GMB. “Letter from Hamnavoe.” Orcadian, 6 December 1973, p. 4.

Some of the traditional holidays, such as St. Andrew’s Day and Burns Day, are no longer widely celebrated.

Reprinted: Letters from Hamnavoe, p. 95.

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GMB — Letter from Hamnavoe (29 November 1973)

GMB. “Letter from Hamnavoe.” Orcadian, 29 November 1973, p. 4.

The sad depopulation of Rackwick.

Reprinted: Letters from Hamnavoe, pp. 94–95.

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