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International Pop Overthrow Liverpool 2016

International Pop Overthrow Liverpool is nearly upon us. This will the 14th IPO event in the city and I have not missed one yet. (I’ve even dashed to the venue direct from the airport after a holiday to catch a show). The event rolls up to the Cavern Club and Pub on Mathew Street for eight days and features well… Read more »

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Yes – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 2nd May 2016

As the show opened with a touching tribute to the much-missedĀ Chris Squire, it seemed bizarre that he was still with us when we bought the tickets for this concert. Seeing his bass in the spotlight on the stage while Onwards played over the sound system was moving, as was being aware of the lack of his presence throughout the evening…. Read more »

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An Apology

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What can I say, back in February when I started this new music blog I had the best of intentions but occasionally real life has other ideas. Let’s start again shall we? New content will be with you this evening and I will shift some of the old Sisterbluebird blog posts to here too. (I think I can back date… Read more »

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Richard Langham

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One of the perks of where I work is that we have some interesting visitors. The other week Richard Langham popped by. He worked for EMI in the 60s and is the last remaining member of the production/technical team to work on the Please Please Me album for the Beatles. Ā He was very nice and happily shared his stories with… Read more »

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CD Review – Death Of A Western Heart by B-Leaguers

With dynamic basslines, some of which would fit in with classic rock bands,Ā and searing Ramones influenced guitars coupled with the distinct vocal stylings of James Styring (The Popdogs) this power-pop offering is, quite frankly, bloody marvellous! Each track becomes such an instant favourite that it’s hard to pick out the highlights but if pushed then my favourites are Death Of… Read more »

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Oooh It’s All New and Shiny!

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Welcome to my new music blog. I decided to move everything onto webspace that I’ve been paying for but haven’t actually used in a while. This has led to a name change for the blog too. SisterBluebird is no more, but all the post are still online at sister-bluebird.blogspot.co.ukĀ but the Sisterbluebird.co.uk URL currently points here (and eventually will stop working… Read more »

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Rick Wakeman’s Charity Bowie Tribute

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Rick Wakeman has released versions of Life on Mars and Space Oddity in tribute to David Bowie. Rick played on the original versions of both tracks. The proceeds are going the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. You can buy a download from Amazon or iTunes – and there’s a physical version too, which includes a free download. Spread the love43Shares

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