Holmes Page

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  • LOWDHAM BOOKCASE. Face to face interview with my work colleague FRANCES FINN. Date: Thursday 23rd September. Tickets from the bookshop.
  • Online interview with fellow author JAE MALONE for Middle Way Words Book Festival. 1pm Thursday 9th September.
  • Excited to announce that Waterstones is now stocking the book, but that the event for Lowdham Bookcase in front of a live audience is postponed until further notice due to the Government’s Covid regulations..

    If you wish to know more, then turn to the Book tab.

    And thank you for making Fragments of Rock such a success. Views are well over 1,000, and that’s just for the item on Marc Bolan. I’ve worked over 50 years at the BBC and I’ve amassed a mine of musical archives and it’s good to share them.

    This Extravaganza I‘ve put together for you was the brainchild of my son Mark. He realised I had anecdotes to share, prompted by my record collection and when I found long forgotten tapes as well, we got to work. I’ve interviewed Marc Bolan, Brian Eno and Velvet Underground’s John Cale, and this in turn, lead to my first TV when on Look! Hear! Toyah Wilcox, Chris Phipps and I introduced you to then unknowns The Specials AKA, Selector and Dexy’s Midnight Runners. So a goldmine to excavate.