A Crafty Cigarette

Crafty Cigarette

Vivienne Westwood's book launch in St James church in Piccadilly the other night was a strange affair.
Lamont Dozier and brothers, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. were a song writing and production partnership who wrote and arranged many of the Motown hits from 1962–1967.
I went to see the new Oasis documentary, Supersonic the other night, and unsurprisingly it ignited overwhelming feelings of nostalgia in me, nearly bringing me to tears on more than one occasion.

A documentary tells the story of Ronnie Lane from his heyday with first the Small Faces and then the Faces through the sixties and seventies and then his experiments with a rural life and the touring musical circus that he dubbed The Passing Show.
The story of The Membranes is one of the most extraordinary in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
Wigan Casino is fondly remembered as a Northern Soul venue but - as Andrew Vaughan recalls - it also was a heavy rock venue.
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