Salut Gigs

Windsor some, lose some. Did I see Cream there in 1967?

A few days before the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, we took our 13-year-old granddaughter, Maya, to Windsor. In truth, the castle, flags, bunting and stately emblems left her cold until we chanced on a Reuters broadcast crew interviewing a suitably costumed... Read more →


Peggy Seeger: on tour at 86 and pondering the different functions of a Durham launderette

When is a launderette not only a launderette? As Peggy Seeger*, a mighty figure of folk music and activism, has come to know, it can in exceptional circumstances be a music venue, too. And a coffee bar. And as Peggy... Read more →


Bill Taylor on being with the band (and The Band's Garth Hudson)

Prepare to meet a bar with as bad a name as can be imagined. And prepare to meet a rock legend as my Canadian Mackem pal Bill Taylor recalls treasured music moments and brings an old friend back to life... Read more →