Does anyone remember a show on Radio 1 (in the 247 Medium Wave era) called ‘My Top Twelve’? It was kind of like Desert Island Discs but for pop musicians. Saturday mornings, hosted by (I think) Paul Gambaccini. It was the first place I ever heard Van Morrison (courtesy of Leo Sayer, believe it or… Read more
In 2016 my book The Monkees, Head and the 60s was published by Jawbone Books. It’s been a great success, which pleases me no end. It’s long enough, but as is my wont, I wrote at least twice as much material as ended up in the final version. So every now and then I will… Read more
In a recent chat on Facebook Michael Nesmith said that he was happy that the new Monkees live album The Mike and Micky Show had come out because it captured ‘something temporary’. This is true of everything, really: it’s all temporary. All things must pass. However with specific reference to The Monkees it is particularly… Read more
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