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31 Days of Music – Day 30

Today's penultimate pick is from The Boo Radleys. Wake up Boo! was a hit all over the world, and when I first heard it all those years ago, I thought the lead singer was a woman, quite wrong as it was Simon Rowbottom (Sice). The band split in 1999 and Simon decided to write a… Continue reading 31 Days of Music – Day 30

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31 Days of Music – Day 28

Today's artist used to live in one of the roads I happened to live (20 years ago now), just 5 miles up the road from where we are now. Marc Almond OBE is mostly known to those outside the UK as the lead singer of Soft Cell. One of the most notable songs was Tainted… Continue reading 31 Days of Music – Day 28

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31 Days of Music – Day 27

Wow, day 27 and I still have so many more local talent to share. My father and his family are all from Liverpool, mainly from a suburb called Huyton, which is where today's singer Carol Decker is also from. Some may know her name, some may not, but I am sure that everyone knows her… Continue reading 31 Days of Music – Day 27

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31 Days of Music – Day 26

One band from the '80s, '90s and '00s was The Beautiful South. Jacqui Abbot the and Paul Heaton are the main vocalist of the group. Both come from Merseyside, which was a surprise to me many years ago as I knew that The Housemartins Paul's previous band was from Hull, as was the basis of… Continue reading 31 Days of Music – Day 26

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31 Days of Music – Day 25

Lets up the tempo and hit the synth-pop/electronic genre. This band is a little on the unusual side of the Merseybeat/Liverpool music artists. I like the video as it is a scene of winter that I would like to see again. Last time we had really bad winter weather and meters of snow was 10… Continue reading 31 Days of Music – Day 25

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31 Days of Music – Day 23

To quote Mary Hopkins "Those were the days my friend...", I am giving you a bit of nostalgia from my gig-going past. Back in 1989, I went to see Engine (another band from the banks of the Mersey) at the Tivoli in North Wales, never realising that it was being filmed as it was a… Continue reading 31 Days of Music – Day 23