Book Review: LIVING FOR KICKS by Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross

PREMISE A graphic novel set in the early days of modernist London and beyond, 1962-64.   PROMISE “The mod scene was the first time working class youth had a voice,”...
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Book Review: SICK ON YOU by ANDREW MATHESON

  PREMISE “The disastrous story of Britain’s great lost punk band,” ran the hardback edition cover tag. “The greatest band you’ve never heard of,” qualified the paperback edition. We’re talking...
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IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: VIDEOS

For videos of the readings, TV interviews and musical accompaniments surrounding IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: THE LIFE & SOUL OF WILSON PICKETT, please visit this YouTube playlist: You can also access it...
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DUSTY WRIGHT: CATERWAULING TOWARDS THE LIGHT

Writing about a friend’s artistic endeavor is always a little awkward. Inevitably anything more than a simple plug comes across as backscratching – unless you don’t actually like the art,...
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Accidental Courtesy: a brave take on American race

I had heard about Accidental Courtesy before I found myself in front of my Roku Box, with a rare free evening, searching PBS features because that’s how nerdy I am....
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IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: MEA CULPA

So far, I’ve only been alerted to one clanger in my Wilson Pickett biography. But it’s a big one. On page 165, for reasons I can’t actually explain, I have...
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IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: US REVIEWS

Reviews for IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: THE LIFE & SOUL OF WILSON PICKETT appear to be overwhelmingly positive. Follow the links by each publication to read the full review. “Fletcher’s vibrant book brings Pickett...
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WILSON PICKETT: THE TOP 20 PERFORMANCES ON YOUTUBE

This playlist brings together twenty of the greatest Wilson Pickett performances currently on YouTube. Other than the opening clip, none of them are the recorded versions of his many hits,...
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