Rocking blues from 1949.

Rocking blues from 1949.

A short film featuring the first ever record mentioning rock & roll (from the 1920s), Ike Turner as Jackie Brenston, Muddy Waters and Jimmy Preston Jackie Brenston was Ike’s sax player. Check out the band above As you know, Ike Turner’s Rocket 88 in 1951 is...
David Bowie’s early days.

David Bowie’s early days.

David Bowie died as he lived – with great style. Secretly cremated, with no fanfare, fuss, funeral service or even family present, Bowie’s parting gift to the world was the suitably named album, ‘Blackstar’, the name of a hidden planet, cancer lesion, and a song about...
Un-(dread)locking Bob Marley’s past

Un-(dread)locking Bob Marley’s past

This Inner Sleeve album-sleeve, written around 1972, recently turned up. UPDATED January 27 2017  Bob Marley & Johnny Nash: memories from 44 years ago Some time ago, a lady in England tweeted me and asked if I was the author of The Inner Sleeve, a printed record...