Music Heritage UK meets David Brock of legendary space rockers Hawkwind to chat about his musical roots and education, starting the free festival movement, cheerleading the cultural underground and 50 years of playing live.
We return to the George Tavern for a special report on the Music Heritage UK backed campaign to save the East London listed building, and (most importantly!) grassroots music venue, from inappropriate property development.
Music Heritage UK meets Rod Argent of The Zombies in the latest instalment of our podcast series It's Only Rock and Roll. Rod shares stories around unleashing an unexpected hit, breaking America, splitting up early on... and reuniting the Zombies in later years.
Music Heritage UK meets Suzanne Keyte of the Royal Albert Hall for a behind the scenes peak at its illustrious pop history... featuring The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, banning the The Who and lots more.
Music Heritage UK meets the DJ of the iconic Ricky Tick Club, Martin Fuggles to discuss the role they played in the early careers of acts like the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Cream. The iconic 1960s club was held at venues across the outskirts of London in places like Windsor, Reading, Hounslow and Slough and for a short time they were the country's most influential promoters working outside of central London.
Music Heritage UK drops in on the fans celebrating the music and times of The Kinks at the Clissold Arms - the pub where the Davies brothers first played live - the night before the annual gathering in London, The Kinks Konvention.
Ray Foulk, founder and organiser of the original Isle of Wight Festivals speaks to us about the 1970 festival which saw 250,000 descend onto the Island for a weekend of music, and his new book, 'The Last Great Event'.
London Calling returns to Camden where we meet up with Alison Wise, tour guide on the 'Rock n Roll Camden Walking Tour', to explore the locations which helped make Camden Town the epicentre of Britpop and the birthplace of the last major mainstream musical movement.
Music Heritage UK presents the first of a new podcast series 'It's Only Rock and Roll' featuring an interview with Ray Foulk, organiser of the Isle of Wight Festivals in 1968, 69 and 70. He spoke to us about organising some of the first major festivals in the UK, bringing Bob Dylan out of his retirement, and his new book 'Stealing Dylan from Woodstock'.
London Calling returns to the Borough of Camden as we meet up with Henry Scott-Irvine who is campaigning to Save Denmark Street from over-zealous property development and give this historic street a proud musical future too.
Music Heritage UK presents its final podcast on the popular music heritage of the London borough of Islington. This episode focuses on the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park which for a decade was London's most famous rock venue. Featuring an interview with former Rainbow employee Rick Burton and rare concert recordings, we discuss some of the special moments which took place in the venue and which have ensured that it is still fondly remembered today.
The George Tavern is under threat from property developers! This historic East London music venue and pub which is over 600 years old has hosted concerts and events for the likes of Nick Cave, Plan B, John Cooper Clarke, Babyshambles, and even Sir Roger Penrose. Check out the campaign website: www.savethegeorgetavern.com to discover the history and heritage of the venue. Get involved and sign the petition!
Music Heritage UK presents the second of our podcasts on the popular music heritage of the London borough of Islington. This episode focuses on the 'Midnight Special' gig at Screen on the Green cinema in Angel which took place in 1976. Featuring the Sex Pistols, The Clash and Buzzcocks, this historic punk gig made history and helped to kickstart the punk revolution in music. We interview cinema technician Colin Payne who was working behind the scenes on the night. The podcast also features...
Music Heritage UK presents the first of three podcasts on the popular music heritage of the London borough of Islington. Focusing on the life and times of pioneering record producer Joe Meek - who built what many consider to be the world's first home studio in Holloway Road - this episode features an interview with "Meek expert", Rob Bradford of the Joe Meek Society who discusses the impact Meek had on sound recording and popular music.