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« Reply #500 on: January 30, 2016, 05:25:43 AM »



Again, for the curious, I'd say that Graham Nash's autobiography has quite a lot of detail in this area.


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However it's quite a difficult read to get through the self-congratulatory tone. Interesting all the same.
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« Reply #501 on: January 30, 2016, 06:28:42 AM »




Again, for the curious, I'd say that Graham Nash's autobiography has quite a lot of detail in this area.


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However it's quite a difficult read to get through the self-congratulatory tone. Interesting all the same.
It seems he has a lot to be self-congratulatory about. The sections about Croz are interesting.
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« Reply #502 on: January 30, 2016, 10:58:51 AM »

I have Nash's book and enjoyed it but more balance can be gained from , the biog, 'Crosby, Stills and Nash' by Dave Zimmer. Also on my bookshelf.
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« Reply #503 on: January 30, 2016, 05:50:00 PM »

The St David's Hall, Cardiff (where Fairport are playing tomorrow night) stuck an ad on facebook about the concert and one of the comments underneath was from someone who didn't know Sandy Denny was dead.

Obviously a casual fan.........
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« Reply #504 on: January 30, 2016, 07:06:24 PM »


The St David's Hall, Cardiff (where Fairport are playing tomorrow night) stuck an ad on facebook about the concert and one of the comments underneath was from someone who didn't know Sandy Denny was dead.

Obviously a casual fan.........

It happens. A few years ago, Matt Pegg was manning the merch stall, and he told me that someone had come up to him during the interval the previous night and complained that the band they were watching "..can't be Fairport Convention, where's Trevor and Sandy ?"

Apparently, when Sandy's big box set was released a couple of years back, an inexperienced journalist contacted Island Records to enquire if she was available for interviews !
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« Reply #505 on: January 30, 2016, 07:24:34 PM »



The St David's Hall, Cardiff (where Fairport are playing tomorrow night) stuck an ad on facebook about the concert and one of the comments underneath was from someone who didn't know Sandy Denny was dead.

Obviously a casual fan.........

It happens. A few years ago, Matt Pegg was manning the merch stall, and he told me that someone had come up to him during the interval the previous night and complained that the band they were watching "..can't be Fairport Convention, where's Trevor and Sandy ?"

Apparently, when Sandy's big box set was released a couple of years back, an inexperienced journalist contacted Island Records to enquire if she was available for interviews !

Slightly off topic Dan but Stewart Maconie once wrote a review of Jefferson Airplane gig and said how good Grace Slick was. She had left the band 2 yrs earlier. He had stayed drinking in a bar nr the venue and hadn't bothered going to the gig.
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« Reply #506 on: January 31, 2016, 01:46:35 PM »


I'd never have seen Crosby as a babe magnet.  Hope for us all, then!  Wink

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« Reply #507 on: February 12, 2016, 07:22:52 PM »

On facebook, Boo Hewerdine is asking who is producing the new Fairport album. A serious question, he says. Anyone know?
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« Reply #508 on: February 15, 2016, 12:58:17 PM »

Pardon the obvious, but why doesn't he ask Simon or Peggy?
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« Reply #509 on: February 16, 2016, 10:16:06 AM »



The St David's Hall, Cardiff (where Fairport are playing tomorrow night) stuck an ad on facebook about the concert and one of the comments underneath was from someone who didn't know Sandy Denny was dead.

Obviously a casual fan.........

It happens. A few years ago, Matt Pegg was manning the merch stall, and he told me that someone had come up to him during the interval the previous night and complained that the band they were watching "..can't be Fairport Convention, where's Trevor and Sandy ?"

Apparently, when Sandy's big box set was released a couple of years back, an inexperienced journalist contacted Island Records to enquire if she was available for interviews !


Some years ago the Fairports played a gig in Frankfurt and I worked at the merch stall. This guy showed up and said: "I am a big Fairport fan, but I didn“t see them for a while. Is Sandy Denny still with the band?"
I answered: "Prepare yourself for a shock: She died 20 years ago." The guy started to cry   Undecided
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« Reply #510 on: February 22, 2016, 10:51:37 AM »

Off to a meeting in Muswell Hill this afternoon.  I wonder if I will have time to make the pilgrimage to the Fairport house.  Looks like it is only a 5-10 min walk away.
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« Reply #511 on: February 22, 2016, 11:35:52 AM »

I think there's a pub with a Kinks bar nearby too.....Oooh I've just realised that could be interpreted somewhat differently!!!!!

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« Reply #512 on: February 22, 2016, 12:19:42 PM »


I think there's a pub with a Kinks bar nearby too.....Oooh I've just realised that could be interpreted somewhat differently!!!!!


The Archway Tavern?  It's where the front cover photo for Muswell Hillbillies was taken.

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« Reply #513 on: February 22, 2016, 12:22:31 PM »

It's the Clissold Arms ... http://clissoldarms.co.uk/index.html

A bit more upmarket than than when The Kinks were setting out.
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« Reply #514 on: February 23, 2016, 08:57:59 AM »

Spotted on the BBC red button news service yesterday - another FC/Eric Morecambe link (to add to the Roses, Tewkesbury - Eric's final appearance and FC's Wintour opener).

In 1968, Eric bought a Jensen Interceptor, which he rarely drove & kept in its garage; years later, it was sold on, and the current owner is putting it up for sale... having had it reconditioned/refurbished by Jensen specialists - Cropredy Bridge Motors. £150k apparently, if anyone's feeling flush. £"You can't see the join"... Wink
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« Reply #515 on: February 23, 2016, 09:40:10 AM »


Off to a meeting in Muswell Hill this afternoon.  I wonder if I will have time to make the pilgrimage to the Fairport house.  Looks like it is only a 5-10 min walk away.


Well, I made my pilgrimage (though no time to pay homage at the Kinks bar as well!), and can now say I have seen the cradle of our favourite band!
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« Reply #516 on: February 23, 2016, 11:14:22 AM »


It's the Clissold Arms ... http://clissoldarms.co.uk/index.html

A bit more upmarket than than when The Kinks were setting out.


Bit cheeky having the Muswell Hillbillies sign up there in the wrong pub!

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« Reply #517 on: February 23, 2016, 11:40:12 AM »

But is the other one still standing  Or is it still apub?

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« Reply #518 on: February 23, 2016, 12:59:16 PM »

It's still standing but not sure how much of a going concern it is.
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« Reply #519 on: February 23, 2016, 01:25:39 PM »


But is the other one still standing  Or is it still a pub?


Yes on both counts.

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