Gareth Williams is Festival Director at Cropredy. He is usually in the shadows but we welcome him as he shares some of his thoughts on past events.
Paul McCartney is back on the front pages with the Get Back documentary and his book, The Lyrics, recently released. We look back at Wings live in 1973.
We continue our more in-depth reminiscing over the great records of 1971 with a look at the album from Lindisfarne that brought Geordie culture to the world.
Mike Turnbull re-joins us At The Barrier to share his love of another album that celebrates turning 50 this year. The Who – Who’s Next.
Sinoptik are a rock trio from Ukraine. They have just released their new album and they join us for more celebration of 1971 and Uriah Heep’s Look At Yourself.
The Prodigy are one of the finest bands ever. Purveyors of a dastardly blend of rave, big beat, dance and metal; they’re a live band for the ages. Dominic Walsh looks back at a gig from 2010.
Aqualung forms part of the pantheon of great records of 1971. This legendary Jethro Tull album gets a 50th anniversary reissue on 26th March.
1971 was a year to savour, musically. So many great albums and bands, but one band that had run their course were The Beatles. Whilst the fab four had gone their separate ways, they were all still making fab music.
We continue our occasional series reappraising a selection of our favourite 1971 albums in greater detail. This time, we have a new close look at the album many saw as the First Folk Rock Opera: Fairport Convention’s Babbacombe Lee.
Flawless concert recording and a genuine time capsule for those of us who were there when Frank Zappa hit Manchester in 1979
Rick Pilkington of The Blackheart Orchestra joins us once again to help us celebrate a special year with his 1971 mixtape full of love.
The first in a series of in depth retrospectives on the great albums of 1971. Gene Clark and White Light.
John Barlass trawls his memory banks for a detailed piece of the first Cropredy Festival in 1979 and Fairport’s Farewell.
How did we get to hear the music we loved back in the late 60s and early 70s, when it was never played on the radio and we were too impoverished to buy full-priced albums? By buying SAMPLERS – that’s how!
The Bolton Iron Maiden are on their way back. We caught up with ever-present bandmember, Paul O’Neill, to find out more.