Paging Ms Shirley Chan…

Feb 25

Paging Ms Shirley Chan…

I am looking for an old friend — the amazing Shirley Chan from Rego Park, Queens, New York! I lost touch with her in the ’80s, when I moved to England. Hoping she (or someone who knows her) will find this page and that she will get in touch! (My details are here.) :D Here are scans of a few photos...

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80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Sep 09

80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Here are some of the posters, album covers, autographs, ticket stubs and other random bits of music memorabilia I had up on my bedroom walls from 1983 to around 1988. Autographs below include Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Go West, Gene Loves Jezebel, Level 42, King, Julian Cope, Ten Ten, Peter Murphy and General...

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Q&A with Dave Wakeling of General Public

Jul 15

Q&A with Dave Wakeling of General Public

And for more from Dave Wakeling/General...

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Q&A with Ranking Roger of General Public

Jul 15

Q&A with Ranking Roger of General Public

And for more from Ranking...

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Q&A with Stoker of General Public

Jul 15

Q&A with Stoker of General Public

Andrew/Andy Growcott, aka Stoker, had played with both Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Tin Tin (Stephen Duffy) before joining General Public. And since? He’s done a whole lotta stuff — check it out. Stoker produced the Lockjaw album for Dance Hall Crashers (and I worked for their label at the...

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Q&A with Horace Panter of General Public

Jul 15

Q&A with Horace Panter of General Public

Before his stint in General Public, Horace Panter played in The Specials, and also helped create the artwork for the 2 Tone brand and style.

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General Public, redux

Jul 12

General Public, redux

When: December, 1986 Where: Sacramento, Berkeley & Santa Cruz And: Saw the guys first at a club in in Sacramento, and then the next night in the Bay Area — and they were so amazing and nice, we trekked down to Santa Cruz to meet up with them again. They were fun and sweet and silly and just really...

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Meeting General Public

Jul 12

Meeting General Public

When: February 1985 Where: Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland And: I was so excited to meet the band — I was 15 years old and a huge fan. I had only really met one band at that point, so was pretty much reliant on luck more than tracking techniques! Luck worked for me, though, as some security person let me...

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General Public “Tenderness” video

Jul 10

General Public “Tenderness” video

And for more from General...

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The English Beat “Save it for Later” video

Jul 04

The English Beat “Save it for Later” video

As you may know, The Beat (for legal reasons, The English Beat in the US) featured members of both General Public and Fine Young Cannibals. And for more from the English...

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