Good Riddance

Charles Manson has died. He occupied far too much space in histories of the 1960s and rock & roll publications. He was simply a bastard of the worst kind and would have been in any social context or era. He deserves no biography and nothing to perpetuate any kind of cult.




I tried to post this EP earlier and failed, so trying again

C&I Foxx EP

I saw these two in my first visit to the (Kimbells) Birdcage, summer of 1965, backed by Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band. Really enjoyed them – Downliners Sect covered “Hurt By Love”


A New Store

Thanks to Paul for alerting us to this and I’ve been down there today

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RPM Highland Road 2

It’s still being put together, but there’s lots there already and very interesting it is. It’s run by Ron Hare, whose brother Brian played with Pete (USA) in the Furys and also for a time in an early version of Simon Dupree. I bought a few more EPs but I’ll go back for a look at the records, posters, memorabilia etc and maybe have a coffee and a spell in the Listening Booth!

As Paul said. it’s opposite Highland Road Cemetery, the north end on the way to Eastney. He opens every day – 10-1 on Sundays.


Oddly, a few yards back towards Festing Road there’s another smaller new place about to open. It’s acharity shop supporting mental health and has vinyl for sure but not yet open. It’s called TONIC.