There’s always a song that can inspire, revive and thrill you whenever you feel blue. This song instantly fills you with melancholy and truth, sorrow and joy, memories from the past and hopes for the future. This is mine. There’ll be no sad tomorrow. The title was inspired by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s “Somewhere”   Read More …

  “John spoke the way James Joyce wrote. To me, he was the Beatles. He was always the spark. In a late wee-hour-of-the-morning talk, he once told me: ‘I’m just like everybody else Harry, I fell for Paul’s looks.’ ” – Harry Nilsson speaking about John Lennon.

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Firstly, I thought The Beatles were the best Liverpool could offer. Later on, I discovered The Merseybeats, whose soft-spoken voices and delicate tunes bewitched me instantly. The more songs I discovered, the more I began to appreciate them. “Don’t Turn Around”, “I Think Of You” or “Wishin’ And Hopin’” could be easily listed among the   Read More …

Quite nervous, I entered the backstage door of the Woking theatre hall, looking for Mike Pender. After three wrong doors and asking, step by step, five people, I found Mike Pender in his room, resting between the two concerts. It was fascinating to find him besides his wife, May, who turned out to be the   Read More …

“Twist and Shout” is a 1961 song written by Phil Medley and Bertrand Russell Berns (credited as “Bert Russell”). It was originally titled “Shake It Up, Baby” and recorded by The Top Notes and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was covered by The Beatles with John Lennon on the lead vocals and originally   Read More …

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’60s mesmerizing sounds charmingly revived: Amen Corner: The New Amen Corner:

The day I discovered “From a Window” I played it on repeat for hours. Billy J. Kramer’s voice had a unique combination of tenderness, refinement and vigor, gently emphasized by the unmistakable beat of a Lennon/McCartney creation. Smiling confident, the 20-year old Billy J. Kramer is offering a touchingly brilliant performance. No wonder the fans   Read More …