1980

Psychedelic Furs 1980

9/4/15 – The Psychedelic Furs – Sister Europe – 1980

They have been described as “beautiful chaos” I’m not sure by whom? Sister Europe was the second single (after We Love You, released in 1979) from their first self-titled album. The original line up consisted of Richard Butler on vocals, John Ashton on guitar, Tim Butler on bass, Vince Ely on drums, Roger Morris on guitar and Duncan Kilburn on saxophone. […]

John Holt PIc

25/11/14 – John Holt – 11th July 1947 – 19th October 2014/ The Tide Is High – The Paragons – 1967/ U-Roy – 1971/Blondie – 1980/ Atomic Kitten – 2002/Kardinal Offishall – 2008

John Holt, singer from Jamaican Rock Steady group The Paragons has passed away leaving behind a whole treasure trove of Reggae and Rock Steady classics waiting to be discovered by an audience that sang and danced to one of his songs but never really knew who he was. The world stumbled upon John Holt without knowing it […]

Jimmy Ruffin

24/11/14 – Jimmy Ruffin – 7th May 1936 – 17th November 2014

Jimmy Ruffin will be most remembered as the singer of What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, a hit for Tamla Motown on both sides of the Atlantic in 1966 and then again in 1974. The song was written by James Dean, Paul Riser and William Weatherspoon and was originally intended for The Detroit Spinners. Jimmy […]

Christine Movie Car 1958 Plymouth

5/7/14 – Christine – The House Of Love – 1987/Siouxsie And The Banshees – 1980/Executive Club – 1970

Although the connection between Siouxsie And The Banshees and The House Of Love might be considered tenuous, they did have something for Christine. In Siouxsie And The Banshees’ case it was the fascinating story of Christine Costner-Sizemore and her multiple personality disorder. In the case of The House Of Love – it remains a mystery. If you are wondering why there is […]