US Top Managers

It is brilliant that at last some of the US-based managers are joining together to try to influence the music business. I tried many years ago, but the managers that I discussed it with did not understand the reasoning of … Continued

Glastonbury 1970

Way back then in 1970, I was listening to music at the first Glastonbury festival. Some of the artists were Marc Bolan, Ian Anderson, Keith Christmas, Quintessence, Amazing Blondel and Sam Apple Pie. I was a big fan of Quintessence … Continued

Police forces

I am very disturbed by what I see is an increasing situation, and which is happening commonly in Brazil, Turkey, Egypt, USA and is creeping into UK, and doubtless many other countries. The police are becoming overtly and overly militarised, … Continued

Teachers

The best teachers are surely those that learn from their own lessons; providing they are still willing to learn.

Bath Festival in 1970

Back in the mists of time, on this day, I was happily listening to some wonderful music near Bath. It was a truly amazing line up. Led Zeppelin, Santana, Pink Floyd, John Mayall with Peter Green who had recently left … Continued

Music in my head – Desmond Decker

The music rattling around my head this morning was quite predictable due to my hearing the night before of the sad and untimely death of Desmond Decker, the first reggae star outside of Jamaica. The great song was The Israelites, … Continued

Waking

Almost every morning, just before I wake, I have a song filling my head. This is second only to the best way to wake up. I am sure that you know what I mean. And if you don’t, then I … Continued

Ukraine

I grew up in Europe during the 50s and 60s and remember all too well the TV displays of military might parading through Red Square in Moscow in front of heavily be-medalled generals every May Day. It is very depressing … Continued