Friday, 19 September 2014

Dapol Dr Who product catalogue 2000

Discovered this in a box of magazines. I remember that visit to the Dapol factory in Wales. A long drive from Rhyl through country roads to the factory and the Dr Who exhibition that was next door.

Friday, 5 September 2014

How T' Make It As A Rockstar

Tucked away among my old albums I found this gem from 1977. Tony Benyon's 36 page guide to becoming a Rockstar. Take note kids, this was the only way you could make it in the days before X Factor!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

T-Shirts and Sweatshirts

Over the years the I, and the family, have collected many shirts from gigs and other sources. A recent sort out unearthed this lot of forgotten gems. For some unknown reason they don't fit anymore (and some of them were in a pretty dodgy state) so it's time to store them away in a safer environment.
Does anyone out there remember any of these?

 Although the date on the shirt says 1984 it's actually from the 1980 tour (Mr Gabriel does wacky things like that).

 Again the date is off. Playtime 1988 occurred in 1983.

This shirt was from the Genesis "Lamb Lies Down" tour purchased in the Birmingham Hippodrome 2nd May 1975. The first gig I ever went to.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Mighty World Of Marvel Poster

Back in December 1972 issue 10 of the Mighty World Of Marvel previewed the poster that was available to all readers willing to cut their comics up and send in the tokens.

(this image taken from 'Kid' Robson's blog page)

There was no way I was cutting up those comics and I couldn't afford to buy two copies so the only solution was to draw my own version.

I think it came out quite well!
I also did my own version of two other mini posters that the comic featured…

Take a look at 'Kid' Robson's blog for more information on The Mighty World Of Marvel comics (thanks Kid for prompting me to get in the loft and find these things).

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Snatch - It's A Rude Comic!

Back in 1995 I worked with Tristan King at a graphic design company. He produced this great little comic which was intended to be a quarterly publication but as far as I'm aware this was the only one to be published.
I've not heard from Tristan for over fifteen years so if he's reading this "Get in touch, matey!"

Friday, 12 November 2010

National Rock Star

Back in October 1976 a new UK music paper was issued as an alternative to NME, Sounds, Melody Maker etc.

I don't know how long it lasted - I only have the first dozen or so issues - but it didn't get off to a particularly good start with the premier issues headline story being "Elvis London Concerts" and the following weeks front page carrying an apology that they were misinformed and Elvis wasn't coming to Britain at all.

As far as I can tell, what you see here is the only reference to National Rock Star on the web.

It's interesing to look back at the reviews and opinions of the time at what are now classed as classic records. If I ever get round to it I'll scan some examples.