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NEWS! New novel by Jon Cole now available as a Kindle ebook! It's thrilling! Read all about it... here!

Live on the Whistle Test

In colour
The Old Grey Whistle Test. How can you be on that show three times and not get rich? It took courage and a lot of luck.

The Marquee

In B&W
Gritty performance at The Marquee in 1977. Had inspiring conversation with Pete Townsend. 'Sing up, Jonny, this is a good tune', he cried, before lurching absent-mindedly into a potted plant.


This website celebrates a band that has not existed for over 30 years.

The Movies

A UK band of the 1970's

 

They were and probably still are deeply strange. They fit into no category, didn't play by the rules, and I have concluded that they came from another dimension.

Wherever they went, I was there. In the orange Transit up the M1, in the coach in snowbound Berlin, and waving at the NYPD from a corporate limo. With Tim Rose, Joan Armatrading, Supertramp. With Cecil Taylor at Scott's, and Roland Kirk in Boston.

I looked on when Mike Willis chucked a sofa five floors down a stairwell of the Griffin Hotel Leeds missing the chef by a whisker. Laugh? Oh the shame. Yes we did.

I always wondered what they were about, and I'm still not exactly sure. All I know is - I owe them a lot.

So it's time to pay a little back.

 

 


PS: for studio-quality remixes, see the new REMIX section, via the 'backstage' link above...



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