Super Thursday

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“SUPER THURSDAY” is the name given to today by the publishing industry because they launch all their big BIG titles prior to Christmas (feels more like mid-summer in Pompey this morning!)

So in anticipation of our launch which is just a few weeks away here’s more info about

Dave & Mick’s POMPEY POP PIX

Launch is planned for the weekend of 12/13 November: Saturday night at a gig with Danny Raven & the Renegades at Waverley Bowling Club Southsea. You’ll need a ticket to get in but there will be Pix and Licks all night long! On Sunday lunchtime I’ll also be taking copies to the (free) gig with my band Reet Petite & Gone at the RMA Eastney (opposite the Cellars/RM Barracks)

On the following Friday there will be a bit of a ‘do’ at Blackwell’s University Bookshop (Cambridge Road) as well from around 3.30pm

Otherwise you can get the book at Blackwells, the City Museum shop (Museum Road) and the Southsea Gallery in Albert Road (almost opposite the King’s) and that’s probably it, apart from by post via a Paypal we’ll set up on the Website (details to follow)

The RRP is £14.95 but at the launch weekend it’ll be £10 for cash (both days).

More info? The publisher says there are exactly 444 colour & B&W pix and I reckon very few local musicians of note from the 50s and 60s are missing. There are stars too including a Nigel Grundy section from the Pier etc and a few more unseen Rod Stewart in Pompey pix. About 70 pix are posters/tickets, there are folk, jazz, skiffle & dance band sections and well over 200 of pop/beat/rock acts. It’s organised in sections, chronologically with a central colour section and each section has a single page of introductory text but it’s mostly just pictures. I hope you’ll like it


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

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