Music

Music was my first love and it will be my last...Music from the future and music from the past..  (John Miles)

I have been interested in music from an early age and was a chorister in the choir at Chester Cathedral during the 1960's.

I was bought up listening to a mixture of classical and pop music in the Sixties from Tchaikovsky to the Beatles and in 1973 went to my first gig - Deep Purple and Nazareth at the Liverpool Stadium. Since then I have continued to attend gigs on a regular basis, about many of the bands I have seen as well as being a music promoter for several years. I have also become friends with many "Musos", whose pictures you can see in the picture section (when it is built!).

My Favourite bands are Wishbone Ash, Barclay James Harvest and The Who, closely followed by The Beatles, ELP, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Genesis, Iron Maiden, After The Fire, Free, Stray and U2.

My favourite solo artists include Kate Bush, Gerry Rafferty, Bryn Haworth, John Wetton, Cat Stevens and Larry Norman.

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Desert Island Discs

In this section, you can find a selection of my favourite pieces of music with explanations (when I have time) of my choices........

Desert island Albums  - studio section

My all time favourite popular albums - the first 20 (in alphabetical order)

After The Fire - 80F (1980)
Barclay James Harvest - Everyone is Everybody Else (1974) 
Bryn Haworth - Grand Arrival (1978)
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 1972)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tarkus (1971)
Gerry Rafferty - Another World (2001)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
John Wetton - Arkangel (1998)
Kate Bush - Never For Ever (1980)
Larry Norman - So Long Ago The Garden (1972)
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III (1970)
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Primitive Instinct - Belief (2000)
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key of Life (1976)
Stray - Valhalla (2008)
The Beatles - Revolver (1966)
The Who - Who's Next (1971)
U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
Wishbone Ash - Just Testing (1980)