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You’ve arrived here because you were intrigued………….

Several years ago a British Telecoms advert invited. . . “if you could talk to inspirational people, who would they be” . . .

Country_Joe_McDonald Neil Young

Country Joe MacDonald and Neil Young; just because . . . . .

See Country Joe’s iconic performance at Woodstock and Neil can still rock in 2012.


The classic line up of Quicksilver Messenger Service (circa 1966) because they were awesome. From clockwise: Jim Murray, John Cipollina, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore and David Freiburg. See them here at Monterey in 1967.

music-pink-floyd-syd-barrett-psychadelic-poster-PYR32055“Fairy tales are nice”

Skip SPence“It lifts right off the ground in the bridge man and there’s a reason for it…” [Skip Spence talking to Don Stevenson during the recording of ‘Fall on You’]

Syd Barrett (1946-2006) and Alexander Lee ‘Skip’ Spence (1946-1999) …..shine on you daft crazy diamonds!

michael-collinsMichael Collins (1890-1922) against all odds he achieved his goal

“He was an Irish patriot, true and fearless… When in future times the Irish Free State is not only prosperous and happy, but an active and annealing force… regard will be paid by widening circles to his life and to his death…

[Recounted in ‘The World Crisis’ by Winston Churchill]

LouiseBrooksLouise Brooks (1906-1985) a free spirit destroyed by the system

“I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept anything without wishing I had given it away.”

george-malloryGeorge Leigh Mallory (1886-1924) of course he summited . . . “because it’s there”.

“How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end – to know there’s no dream that mustn’t be dared. . .”

Gene ClarkGene Clark (1944-1991) The Byrd that flew alone…

……………and one of the greatest ever singer songwriters

1950 Posed shot

Tommy Briggs (1923-1984) a footballer and a gentleman . . . and still holds the record for the most goals scored in a single game !

Tommy Briggs is remembered as a soccer legend in Grimsby and Blackburn. While at Grimsby he scored 35 goals in the 1949-50 season and was top goal scorer in the whole of the Football League. In four successive seasons with Blackburn Rovers he scored over 30 goals each season. His 143 goals for Blackburn stood as a record until 1990. In a match against Bristol Rovers in 1955 he scored 7 goals.

A few more neat photos from various concerts….

2010_09_10 (3)Citay (Band Room 2010)

2011_09_05Wooden Shjips (Leeds 2011)

2012_04_08_Ireland (105)Twin Atlantic (Cork 2012)

Brit floydBrit Floyd (Newcastle 2013)

WaterboysWaterboys (York 2013)

Roger McguinRoger McGuinn (Sage September 2014)

There is only one 12-string Rickenbacker……….and “Hey Mr Tambourine Man”!Roger McGuinn

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