Cat Stevens and Zeus Podcast

By late 1967, teen sensation Cat Stevens had become seriously disheartened by the state of his pop career. Turning his hand to record production he hired Birmingham psych exponents The Yellow Rainbow. Based on Nick Warburton’s excellent feature you can listen to this little known chapter of his career and the band that fell under […]

The Valkeries

Saturday, 21 May 2011, 11:35 | Category : Articles
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An obscure West London band from the Hounslow, Middlesex area, The Valkeries featured a number of talented musicians who went on to collectable recording groups in later years. The Valkeries at Hounslow Town Hall – October 1964 (left to right, Dave Caralambous, Barney Barnes, Dennis Goling, Alan Wakenell and Ken Fisher) In this piece by […]

Milkwood

Sunday, 15 May 2011, 10:07 | Category : Articles
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Milkwood had all the credentials to be a rock ‘n’ roll sensation. Barely months after forming in spring 1969, the Anglo-Canadian group won an album deal with the prestigious Polydor Records label and recorded with legendary producer Jerry Ragavoy at New York’s Hit Factory that summer. Milkwood, summer 1969, left to right: Ron Frankel, Jack […]

Cat Stevens and Zeus

Sunday, 1 May 2011, 0:10 | Category : Articles
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By late 1967, teen sensation Cat Stevens had become seriously disheartened by the state of his pop career. Only 19 years old, the fledging singer/songwriter had become an overnight success when the timeless ‘Matthew & Son’ hit number 2 spot in the UK singles’ chart. However, when his latest 7” outing, the experimental ‘A Bad […]