Reed and Cohen’s next job will be to find an actor to play Epstein, who discovered the Beatles and helped get them on the road to stardom. He died in 1967 at the age of 32 after overdosing on sleeping pills, notes Rolling Stone. Epstein did manage other groups and helped The Who, Jimi Hendrix and others get gigs.
The producers say that this is the first film to get the rights to use songs written by John Lennon and Pau McCartney
You'd think after watching his band, The Skanking Spankers, go from playing Conan during the height of the third-wave boom to opening up a crab festival 12 years later, that he'd get a clue. Or at least, find the clue and ...
I mostly went to local youth clubs at that time and can’t remember much about the music. We watched films there like Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns and hung out with the skinhead top girls from my school and boys I knew from my primary school, they were skins too; Mark Smith’s gang who lived on my council estate in Pinner Green.
When I was a bit older started going to discos from 16 where they played skins music; reggae like Desmond Dekker, Tighten Up vols. and I used to go to Bourne school disco in South Ruislip because the bands from America would play live reggae, Derrick Morgan and so on I can’t remember names.
There are certain facts in life. The sun always rises from the East, never drink OJ after brushing your teeth, and most of all, you always double down on eleven (not to mention, always split on eights).
Mod Style seen in August Man Malaysia magazine. Mod Style. seen in August Man Malaysia magazine. AW2013/14 ... OUR BETTER FASHION SELECTION. 3.1 phillip lim (16); acne (15); alexander macqueen (33); alexander wang (5) ...
There is something about a live show, about hearing a band perform live, that just can't be beat. It is hard to capture the same energy with a studio recording. It is also hard to record any live show and get the same sort of feeling.
Along with The Jam, Secret Affair were the most popular of the British Mod Revival bands of the late seventies and early eighties.
Like the Specials, the young Essex band’s sound was rooted in sixties music, but whereas the Specials were firmly grounded in bluebeat, Secret Affair’s took their musical cue from Tamla Motown and Stax. And their cynicism? Well, that came from direct exposure to major labels… as you’ll hear in tonight’s show.
The Auteco Lambretta plant in Colombia, circa 1963. We've published an image of the Colombian Lambretta factory before which was an image of Indian SIL Lambrettas being assembled in South America, taken some time ...
Terry Rawlings book on all things Mod was aptly subtitled: a very british phenomena . That mod appeared in the sixties, at a time post war Britain sought to fast forward culturally into a new decade of optimism was key to its emergence and development. British mod drew on ‘the new’.
Searching for style pointers and musical routes across its frantic, off the radar development mod delved in to and soaked up a myriad of international influence – modern jazz and it’s accompanying, ultra smart Ivy league inspired dress, Italian casual looks and tailoring, the existential cafe cool of Paris and the ska sounds and street corner style of the West Indian youths arriving in the uk at the time. Elements of all of the above imported, adopted styles were filtered, absorbed and tailored with a healthy dose of youthful optimism and excitement capturing the imaginations of young kids, first across London and then quickly across the country.
Welcome the "Vespa Segway", a daring and extremely cool idea coming from Spain. The name says pretty much everything about this contraption: we're dealing with a Segway-like personal transportation electric vehicle which uses all the design cues of the popular scooter brand.
In some very welcome veteran rocker reunion news, Rod Stewart says that The Faces have begun planning their first proper shows together in over two decades.
68-year-old Rod says that the band he fronted between 1969 and 1975 will play live in 2015. Speaking to Boston's WZLX radio, he said that there was little chance of a new album from the band but he did confirm the news that die-hard fans of bloke rock have been waiting for - he would play again with surviving members Kenney Jones, Ron Wood and Ian McLagan.
After Diana Ross left the Supremes in 1970, a move that was inevitable, Mary Wilson, the only original member, and Cindy Birdsong, Florence Ballard’s replacement, were left to figure out how to move on.
When Graham Day, Allan Crockford and Wolf Howard reunited to play as The Prime Movers at the Blues Kitchen in May – and then tore a whacking great hole through Day’s songbook – it got Day’s juices flowing after a five year absence.