RIP Toots Hibbert

A sad day in music with the passing of reggae stalwart, Toots Hibbert. Only recently had Uncut magazine featured an extensive spread on Toots and The Maytals.

The Fanboy!

I love this story that George Underwood tells of him and David Bowie going to see Little Richard.

It’s part of Uncut magazine’s big obit to Little Richard. I had read the story some time back – but it bears repeating. If there is really such a thing as heaven and those of us deemed worthy get to walk through those pearly gates, I can imagine David seeing Richard arrive and saying “you took your time! Now…let’s get this party happening!”

RIP Dave Greenfield

Today we “WaltzInBlack” for the keyboard legend that is The Stranglers’ Dave Greenfield, who sadly passed away last night having contracted Covid-19.

Laid back and unassuming, Dave was an absolute master of his craft. He will be very sadly missed. Taken from us far too soon.


There he is…being his unassuming best at the back of the stage – photo taken at Aix-Les-Bains in July, 2018

Remember The Bees

I feel guilty. I have such happy memories of 12 months ago. My second Acoustic gig. My first meeting with Jim! The day was so very special…and then the dreadful news filtering through to me on the coach journey home that night from Liverpool of what happened in neighbouring Manchester.

Today is for the bees…