VDGG/Al Stewart/Rick Wakeman
But it is a Friday!! I can hear throngs of you shouting that somewhere in my imagination. Yes, I am doing the Fri/Sat blogs a day early cos my darling elder stepdaughter is coming here for the weekend and I wanna make sure that I have cleared my desk by the time she arrives. I have also been given a bottle of Dutch Bourbon, and I have pland to investigate it thisa weekend. So the decks must be well and truly cleared.
And here is the news:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Al Stewart - Shah Of S...
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COMING THIS WEEKEND
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Gonzo Magazine #221
THE MOONMADNESS ISSUE
In this week’s issue Jeremy says goodbye to the legendary Deke Leonard, Doug goes to see Adam Ant, Alan reminisces about Runrig and other heroes of Scottish Rock and Roll with Ivor Johnston,Christopher goes to see Julian Cope, Jeremy goes to see Black Sabbath, and Martin Springett enthuses to Jon about A Series of Unfortunate Events. Plus Hawkwind, The Gardening Club, and all sorts of other things. Good huh?
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and Strange Fruitwhereas 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:
Lemony Snicket, Black Sabbath, David Cassidy, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Davies, Roundhouse, Sigur Rós, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Svend Asmussen, Emmett Peter "Sonny" Geraci, Steve Lang, Noel Bartholomew Simms, Robert, Dahlqyist, Ritchie Yorke, David Axelrod, Granddad, Supertramp, Tony Ashton and Friends, Lutz Ulbrich featuring Nico, The Pink Fairies, Jeremy Smith, Deke Leonard, Adam Ant, Alan Dearling, Ivor Johnston, Christopher Johnson, Julia Cope, Kev Rowland, Loonypark, Mindfields, Moonrise, Moloken, Ophidian Forest, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Roy Weard, Xtul, Martin Springett, Grateful Dead, Brian Jones, Beatles, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Elvis, Quentin Crisp
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
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)
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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