Tag Archives: 1977

Boy About Town Number 36: Jamming

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Once I got over the disappointing realisation that In the City had not been an...
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Boy About Town Number 37: Do Anything You Wanna Do

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Sounds was the music paper of choice for us third years. Not Melody Maker, which...
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Boy About Town Number 38: Away From The Numbers

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Most punk rock songs assumed that we had all been hardened by our upbringings, that...
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Boy About Town Number 39: 1977

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Every week, another group emerged, singing another message of teenage insurgence. Eddie and the Hot...
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Boy ABout Town Number 40: All Around The World

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Best of all, ‘All Around the World’ was singing about the new while saying we...
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Boy About Town Number 41: When I Need You

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. Only then did it properly dawn on me that in my enthusiasm for Cindy, I...
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Boy About Town Number 42: Something Better Change

Chapter by Chapter excerpts from Boy About Town: A Memoir, published by Windmill Books/William Heinemann. I was gutted. Events like this didn’t happen in Britain. Sure, there were outrageous chants...
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Back To Brass Tacks: Punk Rock 1977

For those of you who were either too young at the time, or didn’t live in the UK, or both, and have had difficulty understanding the enormous cultural/generation gap I...
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