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We Have Moved! The New Home For Rock’n’Roll London Is…

We’ve moved! The Rock’n’Roll London blog can now be found at the London Walks blog The Daily Constitutional.

Check us out every Friday – our new day for dealing with all things Rock’n’Roll London!

 

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Last Chance to See…

The exhibition Mick Jagger Young In The 60’s at the National Portrait Gallery closes at the end of this month (27th November).

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Wanted: Drummer For Four-Piece Liverpool Band

We loved this Beatle tale from the Denver Post (click the pic to read full story)…

 

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Congratulations Sir Paul!


News: Born Under a Bad Sign

This is a Police appeal – no, not Sting’s band, we mean the proper rozzers.

 

A sign erected in tribute to Nipper in Kingston, the famous HMV dog, has been stolen.

 

Police are looking for leads (ahem). Can you help?

Read the full story at http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk HERE.

 

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The Great Record Shops #2

Thanks to Martin who weighed-in with these recommendations for great record shops in London…

 

“There have been so many over the years. The longest running favourite that is still in business would have to be Rough Trade on Talbot Road, W11. The original Wreckless Records on Upper Street Islington next door to the Screen on the Green cinema is probably my most missed, together with Plastic Passion off Portobello Road.

Record and Tape Exchange in Notting Hill Gate (or whatever they are called these days) is still a mecca, although their prices are still at the top end but with bargains to be found if you hunt around for long enough, especially in the basement.

In central London, Berwick Street is not what it was in terms of the number of shops but it’s still a great street to wander down, as is Hanway Street off Tottenham Court Road. A usually hung over Shane MacGowan used to work in “Rock On Records” in Hanway Street in 1983/4.”

 

Thanks Martin – we’ll be taking a look along Hanway Street right here on the R&R London Blog in a few weeks time. Keep your recommendations coming, folks…

 

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News… Unseen Stones

The Hampstead & Highgate Express reports…

…a new photographic exhibition of unseen Rolling Stones pics at the Hampstead Art Gallery – featuring the work of the great Gered Mankowitz. The exhibition runs from 30th April to 14th May. Read the full story HERE.

 

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Happy Birthday to Ya…

… Happy Birthday to ya Rockin’ Rex Osborn, London Walks guide.

Rex Is leading the Rock’n’Roll London walk tomorrow (Friday 18th Feb) and he shares his birthday with legendary American singer Gene Pitney (1941) and John Hassall (1981), the bass player with living London legends The Libertines.

And how old is Rockin’ Rex? Well, he’s younger than Gene Pitney and older than John Hassall. Nuff said.

(Our pic is from Vintage & Rare Guitars, Denmark Street)

 

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14 Feb: Grammy News

All the winners from the Grammys, as featured in the New York Times. Click the pic…

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The Great Record Shops #1

Farewell to Stereo Jack, Boston’s famous record shop…

Full story in the Boston Globe HERE

Nominate your favourite record shop – in London or elsewhere – drop us a line at londonwalksblog@gmail.com or post a comment below.

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