What a jolly day it has been. I have spent the whole day doing stuff to Tony Palmer's biography of Yehudi Menuin. What a strange, and very likeable man he was. And bloody hell, his family were screwed up. I though mine were bad but blimey!
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Gonzo Weekly #147
Thom the World Poet, John Lennon, PiL, Barney Bubbles, Natalie Merchant, Ben Elton, Beach Boys, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#146) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Thom the World Poet on the front cover together with an interview with him inside, Doug looks at Natalie Merchant, Jon muses about Public Image Limited, Prince and John Lennon and reviews a book by Ben Elton, whilst Neil unearths a hidden gem by The Beach Boys. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the third of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Dave Gilmour, Public Image Limited, Keith Richards, New Order, Prince, Chrissie Hynde, Chapin Sisters, Bon Jovi, Suede, The Libertines, A Fragile Tomorrow, Steve Hackett, Black Sabbath, System 7, Steve Hillage, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Frederick "Dennis" Greene, Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez MBE, Judy Carne, Don Griffin, Hugh Hopper, THe Pirates, Ducks Deluxe, The Pirates, Wilko Johnson, Dr. John, Johnny Winter & Uncle John Turner, Billy Cobham, Brand x, Pete Sears, Frank Zappa, Thom the World Poet, Natalie Merchant, 10,000 Maniacs, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Barney Bubbles, Luca Ferrari, Ben Elton, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Michael Jackson, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Malcolm McLaren, Devo, Micky Dolenz, Neil Nixon, The Beach Boys, Vanir
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 147 (Bee and Flower cover)
Issue 146 (Percy Jones cover)
Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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