Mark Nevin

One of Britain’s best songwriters, Mark Nevin picks a selection of favourite British tracks from the Sixties and Seventies. The Tornados – Telstar (Single A-side, Decca, 1962) David Bowie – There is a Happy Land (David Bowie, Deram, 1967) Lulu – To Sir With Love (Single A-side, Epic (US), 1967) Barry Ryan – Eloise (Single […]

Patrick Campbell-Lyons of Nirvana

Thursday, 26 April 2012, 20:33 | Category : Interview
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Jason Barnard of the Strange Brew Podcast talks to Patrick Campbell-Lyons, one half of psychedelic pioneers Nirvana. A legendary sixties figure, Patrick tells the Strange Brew of his early days to his time in Nirvana, the first group to be released on Island Records and the first to produce a rock-opera with ”The Story of Simon Simopath” LP. […]

The All Night Workers – Part 1

Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 18:54 | Category : Interview
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By Nick Warburton Not to be confused with the 1960s US R&B band that recorded a pair of singles for the Round Sound and Cameo labels (the first co-written by a pre-Velvet Underground Lou Reed and John Cale) nor the 1960s Liverpool beat group of the same name, The All Night Workers/The All Nite Workers […]

The Summer Set

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 19:08 | Category : Interview
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By Dominic Picksley Just one of many bands to have grabbed a small slice of the 60s action, The Summer Set are now a mere footnote in the annals of UK pop. Despite possessing swashbuckling surf-styled harmonies, mod sensibilities and a freakbeat undertone, the group were never destined to emerge from the shadows and their […]