We are all saddened by the news that John Wetton has died of cancer. I was aware it was likely, but it is always a shock when iut happens. He was one of my favourite bass players up there with Paul McCartney and Dave Pegg. Yesterday was an excellent day. Chloe and I achieved a great deal. Today, however, I have been vaguely on the sick list, and have spent most of the day asleep in my armchair with Archie. However, in a burst of energy I have done tomorrow's blogs this evening if that makes some sort of sense (or even if it hasn't)
And here is the news:
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE DURRELL WILDLIFE RAINFOREST BALL
PINK FAIRIES US REVIEW
1960'S IRISH POP SINGER JACKIE LEE AKA “JACKY” REL...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Al Stewart - Shah of ...
Gonzo Magazine #219
THE 'MARTIN PLAYED GUITAR' ISSUE
The legendary Martin Stone played with many classic rock bands including Mighty Baby, Snakefinger, Southern Comfort, Pink Fairies, the The 101ers, Wreckless Eric, and the Gibson Girls. He died at the end of last year, and Richard Foreman says goodbye to him. Alan eulogises Sendelica, Doug Shoop describes the Sweet Colleens, Kev trawls through more strange music, Doug Harr praises Circuline, and Jon reads about ”My Favourite Manson Girl", and remembers The Word magazine...
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive (Jeremy Smith's new project The Seven Deadly Sins will be back next week). We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
The Word, Gene Simmons, Bruce Springsteen, Cindi Lauper, Rod Stewart, Marillion, Ted Nugent, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Richard Ashcroft, Rod Argent, The Zombies, Madonna, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Michael Alexander "Mike" Kellie, Jaki Liebezeit, Peter Overend Watts, Maggie Roche, Gil Ray, Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks, Gordon Fitzgerald "Gorden" Kaye, Marvell Thomas, Mary Tyler Moore, Joseph S. "Joe" Ruggiero, Ronald “Bingo” Mundy, Karl Hendricks, Charles “Chuck” Stewart, Absolute Elsewhere feat Bill Bruford, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Atomic Rooster, Lord Buckley, Tony Ashton & Jon Lord, Adrian Legg, Circuline, Alan Dearling, Sendelica, Doug Shoop, The Sweet Colleens, Richard Foreman, Martin Stone, Kev Rowland, Echoes, Henning Pauly, Horricane, Iluzjon, The Intersphere, Invisigoth, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, Led Zeppelin, Ramones, The Beatles, Rat Pack, George Harrison, Neil Nixon,
Country 'n' Irish Accordion
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
Issue 217 (Dig Doug Harr)
Issue 215-6 (New Year 2017)
Issue 213-4 (Yule 2016)
Issue 212 (Greg Lake)
Issue 211 (Phil Collins)
Issue 210 (Nico)
Issue 209 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
Issue 199 (Yes)
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
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