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The Magic Band: Band On The Wall, Manchester, 7th March

As is always the case when seeing great bands from the 60s these days, the five men who make up the Magic Band that came on stage at the Band On The Wall on Thursday never played together before last … Continue reading

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The Song Ends… But The Beauty Of It Must Never Fade

(Thanks to Andrew Rilstone for reminding me of the Jack Kirby quote that’s titled this). February 6 is the anniversary of the deaths of two of my favourite creative artists. The first, Jack Kirby, lived a relatively long life, but … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: The Beach Boys Love You

The follow-up to 15 Big Ones may well be the most controversial album the band ever did, with fans almost evenly divided between those who love it and those who hate it. In a recent (totally unscientific) poll on one … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: 15 Big Ones

The years between 1972, when Holland was released, and 1976, when this album came out, were the most important in the Beach Boys’ career. It’s no lie to say that the band on this album is utterly unrecognisable as the … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD: The Beach Boys In Concert

Ask ten different Beach Boys fans their favourite period for the band as a live act, and you’ll get ten different answers. Over the years, the band’s stage show changed radically, and each period showcased a different aspect of the … Continue reading

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