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Tim Bowness, Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham – 30 September 

10 Oct 17

Tim Bowness, Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham – 30 September by Pete Clemons It is not often I can say that I have attended a gig where not one song performed throughout the entire evening has been from a latest release.


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The Bee Gees – Benn Hall, Rugby 1967 

2 Oct 17

The Bee Gees – Benn Hall, Rugby 1967 by Pete Clemons This coming December sees a show advertised as ‘Jive Talkin’ perform The Bee Gees – ‘The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production’.


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Chic and the Coventry Dance Club Scene 

2 Oct 17

Chic By Pete Clemons The 70s UK disco era, an import from America, covered a broad brush of music styles.


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Coventry Music Museum – New EP and Label! 

26 Sep 17

Coventry Music Museum – New EP and Label! By Pete Clemons How many music related exhibitors can boast their own record label? Very few I suspect, if any at all, would be the correct answer.


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Daniel Wylie – More Melodic Sunshine…………. 

15 Sep 17

More Melodic Sunshine………….


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Judy Dyble – Talking About Strangers 

15 Sep 17

Judy Dyble – Talking About Strangers by Pete Clemons Seeing Judy Dyble in concert, fairly regularly over the last few years, has been one of the more memorable and most enjoyable gigs on my calendar.


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The Dirt Road Blues Band 

13 Aug 17

The Dirt Road Blues Band by Pete Clemons I don’t think that it’s an exaggeration to say that Leamington Spa is blessed with its fair share of blues performers.


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A chat with Kristian Hartridge – Moom. Sometime during 1995/96 

10 Aug 17

A chat with Kristian Hartridge – Moom.


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The Pineapple Thief – Where We Stood 

10 Aug 17

The Pineapple Thief – Where We Stood by Pete Clemons The last time I wrote at length about The Pineapple Thief was around the time of the bands tenth studio album ‘Magnolia’ being released.


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Callum Pickard and the Third Look 

2 Aug 17

Callum Pickard and the Third Look by Pete Clemons https://www.


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Badfinger at the Godiva Festival 

23 Jul 17

Badfinger at the Godiva Festival by Pete Clemons And as the sun continued to beat down Coventry’s adopted band, Badfinger, took to the stage shortly before 3pm for their debut gig in the city.


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RiD (Rock in Defiance) 

20 Jul 17

RiD (Rock in Defiance) by Pete Clemons Rid on Facebook https://www.


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The Stranglers at The Godiva Festival 

20 Jul 17

The Stranglers at The Godiva Festival by Pete Clemons A reported 36,000 people attended the Godiva Festival on its opening day.


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Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla at the Godiva Festival 

12 Jul 17

Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla at the Godiva Festival.


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Bard’d Wire – Time Has Come 

6 Jul 17

Bard’d Wire – Time Has Come by Pete Clemons Facebook page https://www.


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A chat with Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) late 1994 

4 Jul 17

A chat with Steven Wilson late 1994…


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A chat with Gary Ramon – Sundial. Sometime during 1995 

4 Jul 17

A chat with Gary Ramon – Sundial.


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The Stranglers 

15 Jun 17

The Stranglers by Pete Clemons I have to say that I was personally delighted when I heard that The Stranglers were going to headline the Friday evening of the Godiva Festival 2017.


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Steven Wilson to visit the Midlands 

15 Jun 17

Steven Wilson to visit the Midlands by Pete Clemons At the time I last put digit to keyboard and put a few words together about Steven Wilson, his third studio album ‘ The Raven That Refused to Sing ’, was about to be released.


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Stone Foundation 

7 Jun 17

Stone Foundation By Pete Clemons Nowadays, the music business is a very strange and fickle place.


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Badfinger – musical legacy 

15 May 17

Badfinger – Musical Legacy By Pete Clemons To view the history of Badfinger and conclude it as just complicated is a massive understatement.


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Godiva Rocks – The Coventry Musical 

15 May 17

Godiva Rocks The Coventry Musical.


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Pete Shelley / Howard Devoto 

4 May 17

Pete Shelley / Howard Devoto By Pete Clemons Continuing a theme, I set myself during 2016, of attempting to celebrate the new wave of bands, and their music, that had shook up the whole scene some forty years previous, I think it must be worth …


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David Bowie at the Kasbah, Coventry 

29 Apr 17

David Bowie at the Kasbah, Coventry.


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Tim Bowness, vocalist. 

24 Apr 17

Tim Bowness, vocalist.


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Ian Bourne, Nuneaton Singer Songwriter. 

24 Apr 17

Ian Bourne, Nuneaton Singer Songwriter By Pete Clemons I don’t know Ian Bourne , as such, but I do know of him.


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Led Zeppelin – Locarno 1971 

17 Apr 17

Led Zeppelin – Locarno 1971 Pete Clemons Rock band, Led Zeppelin, are considered to have been one of the most innovative, influential and successful rock groups in the history of modern day popular music.


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Joe O’Donnell’s Gaodhal’s Vision 

4 Apr 17

Joe O’Donnell’s Gaodhal’s Vision by Pete Clemons To celebrate its 40th anniversary Coventry resident Joe O’Donnell is giving his 1977 concept album, Gaodhal’s Vision, a complete makeover and a whole new lease of life.


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The Sorrows in Europe October 2016 

28 Mar 17

The Sorrows in Europe October 2016 By Pete Clemons They say you can’t keep a good band down.


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Honky Tonk Rose 

28 Mar 17

Honky Tonk Rose by Pete Clemons Honky Tonk Rose Buried within the bleakness of a country album called ‘ Deguello Motel ’, is a more upbeat song called ‘ Honky Tonk Rose ’.


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STYLUSBOY 

21 Mar 17

STYLUSBOY by Pete Clemons Ploughing his own furrow for a good number of years on the local circuit, and beyond, has been Steve Stylusboy.


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Barnabus – A Charity Gig 2017 

21 Mar 17

Barnabus Charity Gig by Pete Clemons On the same evening that Black Sabbath were saying au revoir, by way of their hugely publicised gigs at the LG arena, another band from the region, were doing similar.


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Otis Redding by Pete Clemons 

16 Mar 17

Otis Redding by Pete Clemons Another article by Pete that was originally earmarked for the Coventry Telegraph.


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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by Pete Clemons 

16 Mar 17

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Big Big Train 

13 Feb 17

Big Big Train By Pete Clemons – another article written for but unpublished by the Coventry Telegraph.


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Syd Arthur 

13 Feb 17

Syd Arthur by Pete Clemons (another recent article earmarked for the Coventry Telegraph but unpublished by them) syd Arthur Not a Coventry band but one of Pete Clemon’s many articles for the Coventry paper.


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Dark – Round the Edges – Review by Pete Clemons 

21 Jan 17

Dark – Round the Edges – Review by Pete Clemons A Kenilworth record shop recently acquired a copy of one of the rarest pieces of vinyl currently out there.


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Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965-1972 

21 Jan 17

PINK FLOYD – The Early Years 1965-1972 By Pete Clemons Fans of Pink Floyd will, no doubt, already be aware that during July 2016 it was announced that a major new work.


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European Bands by Pete Clemons 

21 Jan 17

Pete Clemons – Owing to changes at the Coventry Telegraph, it’s looking unlikely that the newspaper will be publishing anymore of Pete’s articles,which is a shame but Pete has send a few that were earmarked for the paper – and this is the first – on …


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Indian Summer – New Album 

9 Jan 17

This Pete Clemons article in 2 parts so it is readbable! Original album 1971 Record Collector Indian Summer album http://shop.


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Pete Clemons Looks back on 2016 

9 Jan 17

Pete Clemons with another article for the Coventry Telegraph…


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Pete Clemons on the enduring genius of Yes and Jon Anderson 

8 Jan 17

Pete Clemons on the enduring genius of Yes and Jon Anderson Telegraph contributor analyses an incredible turn of fortunes for iconic musician.


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Pete Clemons on how rock’n’roll impacted Coventry 

8 Jan 17

Pete Clemons on how rock’n’roll impacted Coventry Telegraph contributor delves into the history of the musical genre in our city.


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Pete Clemons on the enduring legacy of The Ramones 

8 Jan 17

Pete Clemons on the enduring legacy of The Ramones Telegraph contributor discusses the legendary band 40 years on from their self-titled debut.


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Pete Clemons on the day The Clash rocked Coventry 

8 Jan 17

Pete Clemons on the day The Clash rocked Coventry The Clash famously played at the ‘Lanch’ along with The Sex Pistols.


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People’s History of Pop Broadcast – Coventry 

9 Aug 16

In January 2016 Pete Clemons, Trev Teasdel, Paul Wright (A London Specials fan) arrived at BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire to talk about aspects of Coventry’s rich music history as part of a wider programme created by the production company 7 …


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Remembering Coventry-born Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke 

9 Aug 16

Remembering Coventry-born Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke http://www.


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Remembering Nektar guitarist and Coventry musician Roye Albrighton 

8 Aug 16

Remembering Nektar guitarist and Coventry musician Roye Albrighton http://www.


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Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues 

13 Jul 16

Celebrating 50 years of The Moody Blues http://www.


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‘Godiva Festival showcases Coventry’s wonderful talent’ 

6 Jul 16

‘Godiva Festival showcases Coventry’s wonderful talent’ http://www.