And a couple more (6 months?)


Back in ’67, the ‘New’ Birdcage opened this week with the Rick ‘n’ Beckers and then the Alan Bown Set. A significant new album was released this week – I’m talking of course about David Bowie’s debut on LP.

There was also a new album by the Beatles pop group, out on 1 June. In Melody Maker, Chris Welch suggested it should “keep the British pop industry ticking over securely for another six months at least” (my emphasis).

At least, indeed, Chris. We MAY be in Pepperland, surrounded by Blue Meanies for all I know.

I’m collecting SP references now; here are a couple more:

This week’s Big Issue:

Big Issue SP

And Sky Sports at Lord’s last Sunday with commentator ‘Bumble’ Lloyd touring St John’s Wood (Abbey Road)

Bumble SP

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

6 thoughts on “And a couple more (6 months?)

  1. I found this one……..sort of poignant really………………………..a clever montage of those we have lost http://99scenes.com/cette-pochette-photoshopee-beatles-montre-toutes-legendes-mortes-2016/

  2. Amazingly, the drum ‘skin’ used for the cover of Sgt. P sold for £541,000 in 2008.
    (if only we’d known what this sort of stuff would be worth at the time).

    • I was in Brighton yesterday. In the North Laine there’s a very full and knowledgeable second hand record (yes vinyl) store. On the wall they had an array of Sgt Peppers with specific features, all valued at a minimum of £100. One just had a thicker sleeve! They also had a copy of Revolver with a different mix of “Tomorrow Never Knows” which I’d love to hear but not at those prices!Elsewhere there was an original Nick Drake “Five Leaves Left” for £200, a first edition of the Floyd’s second for £150, a VU Banana album (minus the banana peel) for £150 and others. Not similar to the drum price, nonetheless, they all seem crazy to me.

  3. and from 2002…….a little light reading ………….https://www.flickr.com/photos/brykmantra/930896492/?ytcheck=1

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