The Bloody Nerve. The band that rose from the ashes

Updated 12 August 2016. The Bloody Nerve – the new biography I’ve written numerous official biographies in my time for many bands and artists, from Paul McCartney & Wings for Tony Barrow International, to Gary Moore’s first band Skid Row for CBS, and even Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. So it was interesting getting back into the swing… Continue reading The Bloody Nerve. The band that rose from the ashes

Jimmy Page and that old black magic

Jimmy Page with The Tower House, left. Next door is Robbie Williams’ Woodland House Sunday was gorgeous in London, hitting 27c, so we took a stroll to Holland Park, on the way passing Jimmy Page’s 1875 gothic mansion, on the park’s edge. Now, we all know Jimmy’s interest in witchcraft, black magic and Satanism, and his house certainly fits the… Continue reading Jimmy Page and that old black magic

Electric guitar blues. The first hit record.

Updated 26 May 2016 The first ever electric guitar hit record also happened to be blues: Floyd’s Guitar Blues.  But before that, here’s Bennie Moten’s iconic band. Guitarist Eddie Durham is 2nd left, next to that great blues vocalist, Jimmy Rushing, left We’re talking 1939 here when the electric guitar was in its infancy. As it happens,… Continue reading Electric guitar blues. The first hit record.