Working for the Beatles’ man

Working for the Beatles’ man

R.I.P. Tony Barrow, press officer extraordinaire. I heard that one of my old bosses died this week. He was Tony Barrow, the Beatles press officer from 1962 to 1968, the man who famously coined the term ‘Fab Four’.   Paul McCartney was quick to pay tribute, tweeting:...
Name rock’s golden year?

Name rock’s golden year?

He says 1971. But what’s your golden year? I’ve often though 1971 was a bit of a high spot when it came to rock, but now it’s been confirmed: sort of. According to an English rock journalist with four decades in the music business under his belt, more...
Rocking 100 years ago. Amazing film footage.

Rocking 100 years ago. Amazing film footage.

In AC/DC era Australia, a Sydney band called the Ted Mulry Gang recorded a rocking version of a song first published in America in 1917. It’s had many manifestations through the last 100 years – one by Fats Domino around 1958 – but Ted Mulry’s 1976 version...