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Absolute Beginners – the play

Absolute Beginners didn’t work as a film, but I have much higher hopes for the theatrical production at the Lyric Theatre in London, which runs from 26th April – 26th May 2007. The plot stays faithful to the must-read book – a young modernist photographer’s take on life on the […]

BBC4's British R&B Night

Set the video (or DVD recorder) on Friday 23rd March for BBC4’s R&B Night. Some potentially top-notch shows, including The Beat Room, with performances from the likes of John Lee Hooker and The Kinks. That’s followed by Long John Baldry – In The Shadow Of The Blues, then Rock Family […]

Glasgow Mod Weekender

The first details of this year’s Glasgow Mod Weekender are now online. It all takes places from Thursday 28th June to Sunday 1st July at Glasgow’s Brunswick hotel, with the usual top-notch DJ line-up, bands, daytime events and scooter cruise. Check out the listing in the events section for more […]

New book: The Jam Unseen

Yet another book on The Jam – this time a book of previously-unseen images taken by Twink with the title The Jam Unseen. A limited edition is available in April (to coincide with the From The Jam tour) with an umlimited version appearing in August. Both versions feature 192 pages […]

60s Mod birthday card

Does the image look familiar? Well, it will do it you own the Mods book by Richard Barnes (an essential buy for anyone with an interest in the subject). And it’s been reproduced here for this Mods birthday card. I encountered it at the weekend in a shop in a […]

Gonks Go Beat heads to DVD

Much talked-about but rarely seen, the silly 60s pop movie Gonks Go Beat will be available for the first time on DVD from 28th May 2007. Details about the DVD release are still scarce, but this ridiculous musical version of Romeo and Juliet (featuring the rival communities of Beatland and […]

Big Breadwinner Hog – 'Mod' gangster

Big Breadwinner Hog was before my time, but I do know of the controversy surrounding this violent crime drama in the sixties. And if you want to see what the fuss was about, you can find out from 19th March 2007 when Big Breadwinner Hog is released on DVD for […]