Monthly Archives: FEBRUARY 2014


I’m delighted to say that Waterstones flagship bookstore at Piccadilly Circus, London, has confirmed an event around Bathed In Lightning. It will involve the great Peter Doggett, author of many great music books including You Never Give Me Your Money (one of the very few essential Beatles books), chairing a Q&A with myself, also including questions from the floor and probably a reading or two. I’m hopeful that it may be possible to have a musical guest along – though this will be a bonus rather than an expectation.

It’s a ticketed event, running from 6.30pm with glass of wine included. Details for booking are here:


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posted by ADMIN  February 20, 2014 13:36  General

Sadly, Duffy Power died this morning, 19/2/14.


Duffy was an incredibly talented man whose career, from roughly 1958 - 75, encompassed many great movements in British music - rock'n'roll, R&B, soul, rock and so much more. Among many other collaborations and adventures, he worked with John McLaughlin in 1963 (touring and recording with the Graham Bond Quartet) and again from late 1965 to early 1967, co-writing songs and recording numerous publishing demos plus the Duffy’s Nucleus single ‘Hound Dog’ and a French EP.


Most of Duffy’s recordings with John can be found across two 2CD compilations on the RPM label: Leapers & Sleepers and Vampers & Champers (the latter, alas, currently out of print).


He never had the success he deserved - nowhere near it. Duffy semi-retired from music in the mid 70s, making a few forays back into ...


posted by ADMIN  February 19, 2014 13:34  General

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