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CLASSIC ALBUM: DEEP PURPLE-BURN.

Classic Album: Deep Purple-Burn. When Ian Gillan and Roger Glover left Deep Purple in 1973, this left a huge void for one of the unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal. They were regarded as almost irreplaceable, and had played a huge part in Deep Purple’s rise to titans of rock. For Deep Purple and their legion …

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DEEP PURPLE-BURN.

Deep Purple-Burn. Label: UMC/Virgin EMI. Release Date: ‘10th’ of July 2020. When Ian Gillan and Roger Glover left Deep Purple in 1973, this left a huge void for one of the unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal. They were regarded as almost irreplaceable, and had played a huge part in Deep Purple’s rise to titans of rock. …

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JOHN MARTYN-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A MUSICAL MAVERICK.

John Martyn-The Life and Times Of A Musical Maverick. It’s no exaggeration to say that the late, great John Martyn’s life revolved around music. His career began in 1967, when he was just seventeen. Back then, John Martyn was a folk singer. However, over the next forty-two years, John Martyn continually reinvented his music  flitting between folk and folk rock to …

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BEVERLEY MARTYN-A CASE OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

Beverley Martyn-A Case Of What Might Have Been.  It was fifty-four years ago, when Beverley Martyn made her recording debut as a member of The Levee Breakers,  a jug band that also featured Mac McGann and Johnny Joyce. They released their debut single Babe, I’m Leaving You on Parlophone in 1965, when Beverley was just sixteen. Despite that, The Levee Breakers …

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JOHN MARTYN-TROUDADOUR AND MUSICAL MAVERICK.

John Martyn-Troubadour and Musical Maverick  It’s no exaggeration to say that the late, great John Martyn’s life revolved around music. His career began in 1967, when he was just seventeen. Back then, John Martyn was a folk singer. However, over the next forty-two years, John Martyn continually reinvented his music  flitting between folk and folk rock to blues, psychedelia, …

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DEEP PURPLE’S JOURNEY TO ROCK TITANS.

Deep Purple’s Journey To Rock Titans. Little did record buyers realise it,that the seventies was the  golden era for rock music. That was when rock music came of age. So did true titans of rocks, like Led Zed Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. As the seventies dawned, they become three of biggest bands in the world. For the …

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BEVERLEY MARTYN-WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN?

BEVERLEY MARTYN-WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN?  It was fifty-one years ago, when Beverley Martyn made her recording debut. Back then, she was a member of The Levee Breakers,  a jug band that featured Mac McGann, Johnny Joyce and Beverley Martyn. They released their debut single Babe, I’m Leaving You on Parlophone in 1965. Beverley was just sixteen …

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JOHN MARTYN-MUSIC’S MAVERICK.

JOHN MARTYN-MUSIC’S MAVERICK. John Martyn’s life revolved around music. His career began in 1967, when he was just seventeen. Back then, John Martyn was a folk singer. Over the next forty-two years, John Martyn continually reinvented his music. He flitted between folk and folk rock to blues, psychedelia, reggae, rock and trip hop during the …

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DEEP PURPLE-THE JOURNEY TO ROCK TITANS.

DEEP PURPLE-THE JOURNEY TO ROCK TITANS. Little did record buyers realise it,that the seventies was the  golden era for rock music. That was when rock music came of age. So did true titans of rocks, like Led Zed Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. As the seventies dawned, they become three of biggest bands in the world. For the …

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JOHN MARTYN-THE BEST OF THE ISLAND YEARS.

JOHN MARTYN-THE BEST OF THE ISLAND YEARS. Last year, Commercial Marketing released The Island Years, an eighteen disc box set celebrating the twenty years John Martyn spent at Island Records. This included the seventeen albums John Martyn released between 1967 and 1987. As if that wasn’t enough, The Island Years included previously unreleased mixes, out-takes, …

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BEVERLEY MARTYN-THE PHOENIX AND THE FUTURE.

BEVERLEY MARTYN-THE PHOENIX AND THE FUTURE. It’s nearly fifty years ago since Beverley Martyn made her recording debut. This was as a member of The Levee Breakers. They were a jug band which featured Mac McGann, Johnny Joyce and Beverley. Their debut single was Babe, I’m Leaving You, which they released on Parlophone in 1965. …

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