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Soft Machine 

12 Sep 18

Soft Machine by Pete Clemons As I was growing up, like many, I was often derided for the kind of music that I listened to.


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Godiva Festival 2018 

6 Sep 18

Godiva Festival 2018 Memories of a free festival……………… by Pete Clemons Firstly, thanks to all those involved in creating this wonderful spectacle.


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Irish Rock – The Briefest of Histories 

28 Aug 18

Irish Rock – The Briefest of Histories by Pete Clemons Yes I married into an Irish family (or they married into me) and I have visited the south on many occasions.


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Wandering John Reunion Concert 2010 

20 Aug 18

Wandering John Reunion Concert 2010.


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Canned Heat – by Pete Clemons 

13 Aug 18

Canned Heat – by Pete Clemons.


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The New Nuneaton Folk Club- Kristy Gallacher. 

2 Aug 18

The New Nuneaton Folk Club – Kristy Gallacher.


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Callum Pickard and the Third Look – the Old Grammar School 

2 Aug 18

Callum Pickard and the Third Look – the Old Grammar School.


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‘The Coventry Sound’ How Close was Coventry to a Musical Breakthrough in the 1960’s? 

25 Jul 18

‘ The Coventry Sound ‘ How Close was Coventry to a Musical Breakthrough in the 1960’s? by Pete Clemons and Trev Teasdel ‘In 1963 Larry Page became the new manager of the Orchid Ballroom in Coventry and began advertising gigs as ‘The New Coventry …


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Luna Kiss – Following Shadows 

25 Jul 18

Luna Kiss – Following Shadows By Pete Clemons One year ago this month, during July 2017, Luna Kiss decamped themselves into a caravan near Reading, for several weeks, in order to be in close proximity to the Outhouse recording studios.


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PiL – Copper Rooms, Warwick University (John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten) 

21 Jul 18

PiL – Copper Rooms, Warwick University – (John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten).


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Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena 

10 Jul 18

Roger Waters – Birmingham Arena by Pete Clemons For well over 40 years now Roger Waters, has, consistently been writing quite brilliant songs about inequality, mortality, religion and authoritarianism.


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Rock of Ages – Pete Clemons with Coventry Gig Listings of the Past. 

4 Jul 18

Here are the Rock of Ages Columns by Pete Clemons, published in the Coventry Telegraph c 2010 / 11 (Spreadsheet Pete!) Covering monthly gigs from the 1960’s to 20011 Published December 2011 Published November 2011 Published October 2011 Published …


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The Ramrods Attempt to Gate Crash the Godiva 

4 Jul 18

The Ramrods Attempt to Gate Crash the Godiva.


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Elvis Costello – Blenheim Palace 

27 Jun 18

Elvis Costello – Blenheim Palace by Pete Clemons On an overcast but, thankfully, rain free summers evening, set within the majestic surroundings of Blenheim Palace , Elvis Costello and his band The Imposters recently performed a diverse yet career …


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Gary Numan 

21 Jun 18

Gary Numan by Pete Clemons Now 60 years old it is good to see Gary Numan back in vogue again.


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You Can Sometimes Get What You Want – Review of the Rolling Stones and Specials Concert by Pete Chambers 

9 Jun 18

MUSIC MATTERS: You can sometimes get what you want.


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Traitor or Devil? : Could Coventry Duo, Sue and Mary, Have Influenced the Presley Hit, Devil in Disguise? 

8 Jun 18

Traitor or Devil? : Could Coventry Duo, Sue and Mary, Have Influenced the Presley Hit, Devil in Disguise? In 1962, weeks before the Beatles released Love Me Do and months before Elvis released Devil in Disguise, two Coventry schoolgirls, Sue and Mary…


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Frank Ifield – Tobacco Road 1961 and the story behind the song. 

6 Jun 18

Frank Ifield – Tobacco Road 1961 by Trev Teasdel Coventry born Frank Ifield recorded a cover of JD Loudermilk’s Tobacco Road in 1961, long before Micky Most produced the Nashville Teens hit version in 1964! Frank Ifield, born in Coundon, Coventry 30…


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The Rolling Stones and The Specials at the Ricoh 2018 

5 Jun 18

The Rolling Stones and The Specials at the Ricoh 2018 by Pete Clemons Support band, The Specials, appeared on stage at just before 7pm.


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Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets 

22 May 18

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets by Pete Clemons There wasn’t much chat from the stage.


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Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells 

17 May 18

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells by Pete Clemons One album that music lovers never seem to forget the release of was that of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.


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White Noise – St Johns Church (Delia Derbyshire) 

10 May 18

White Noise – St Johns Church ( Delia Derbyshire) By Pete Clemons The people who designed and built those wonderful medieval churches centuries ago, along with the relatively more modern structures, could never have imagined that, years later, what…


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The Rolling Stones in Coventry 

2 May 18

The Rolling Stones in Coventry by Pete Clemons Rock and roll is for the young people.


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Being Mark Rylance 2 

25 Apr 18

Being Mark Rylance 2 by Pete Clemons Artist Nicky Cure and musician annA rydeR, spelt as such to presumably distinguish herself from the interior designer and TV personality, are collectively known as Radar Birds.


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50 years of the Quo 

18 Apr 18

50 years of the Quo by Pete Clemons I must admit to having a soft spot for the Status Quo.


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1968 – As I remember it – by Pete Clemons 

11 Apr 18

1968 – As I remember it by Pete Clemons.


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Kast off Kinks – Belgrade Theatre 

5 Apr 18

Kast off Kinks – Belgrade Theatre by Pete Clemons Although they should have been, I never felt The Kinks were really given the same credit that bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who had.


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A chat with John Coles – A Coventry Music Photographer and More 

29 Mar 18

A chat with John Coles – A Coventry Music Photographer and More.


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Steven Wilson – Warwick Arts Centre 

24 Mar 18

Steven Wilson – Warwick Arts Centre by Pete Clemons The last time Steven Wilson appeared live in Coventry was with his band Porcupine Tree.


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The Beverley Martyn Story 

14 Mar 18

The Beverley Martyn Story Pete Clemons But first a little Intro…


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The Old Grey Whistle Test 

10 Mar 18

The Old Grey Whistle Test By Pete Clemons Nowadays, music channels seem to be all over the place but going back to the early 1970s there were very few music programmes on TV to watch.


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Shannon Cooper-Garland 

28 Feb 18

Shannon Cooper-Garland By Pete Clemons Facebook can be the most strange of places and, at the same time, the most incredible of places.


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Roger Lomas – From The Sorrows to Award Winning Producer 

19 Feb 18

Another piece from the prolific pen of Pete Clemons – published inThe Coventry Telegraph in 2013.


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The 7” single………. 

16 Feb 18

The 7” single……….


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‘The Man and the Journey’ Pink Floyd 

8 Feb 18

‘The Man and the Journey’ Pink Floyd by Pete Clemons ‘The Man and the Journey’ was a suite of music performed by Pink Floyd during their 1969 tour.


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Judy Dyble – Union Chapel 

3 Feb 18

Judy Dyble – Union Chapel Pete Clemons Judy Dyble doesn’t need any introduction.


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LIFE AND DEATH OF A PIRATE by S.K. Moore 

28 Jan 18

LIFE AND DEATH OF A PIRATE by S.


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Maybe Baby – Buddy Holly 

19 Jan 18

Maybe Baby by Pete Clemons One of the more enduring memories of my childhood, as far as listening to music is concerned, is that of an old 1950s style radiogram which had a good few 45s stored away in it.


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The Dirt Road Blues Band at the Musician, Leicester 

12 Jan 18

The Dirt Road Blues Band at the Musician, Leicester by Pete Clemons When you have a band made up of Warwickshire based musicians and you go and cross a border to play a gig in a different county, it is possibly a surprise when you get a healthy …


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Looking back on 2017 

3 Jan 18

Looking back on 2017 By Pete Clemons If anything, the local music scene in Coventry, and surrounding area, appears to be getting stronger.


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1977 The Year of the Single – Sounds Magazine 

24 Dec 17

1977 The Year of the Single – Sounds Magazine.


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The Magical Mystery Tour 1967 

18 Dec 17

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR 1967 By Pete Clemons 1967 had been a busy and creative year for The Beatles.


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The Songs of Slade 

18 Dec 17

The Songs of Slade.


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Dirty Stops Outs – Coventry Music,venues and Entertainments in the 1970’s 

21 Nov 17

Dirty Stops Outs – Coventry Music, venues and Entertainments in the 1970’s- New Book Out by Ruth Cherrington.


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Robin Trower Band 

21 Nov 17

Robin Trower Band by Pete Clemons The fact that so much has been mentioned recently of the music from that period, I have found myself listening to a lot of releases from 1967.


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Show of Hands – Coventry Cathedral 

17 Nov 17

Show of Hands – Coventry Cathedral By Pete Clemons Concerts in cathedrals are usually extraordinary events.


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Crokodile Tears 

12 Nov 17

Crokodile Tears by Pete Clemons I recently spent a delightful hour or two in the company of a couple of Coventry musicians who, it is fair to say, have both been at the bedrock of a large part of the local music scene for almost forty years.


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The Cavern Club and the Belgrade Theatre 

7 Nov 17

The Cavern Club and the Belgrade Theatre by Pete Clemons Hands up.


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YES – at 50 

31 Oct 17

Yes – at 50 By Pete Clemons Rock band ‘Yes’ have recently entered their 50th year in existence.


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Stan Webb and Chicken Shack 

24 Oct 17

Stan Webb and Chicken Shack by Pete Clemons One of the most prized 7 inch singles I own is titled ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ by blues band Chicken Shack released on the Blue Horizon label during 1969.