Iain Matthews and Ian Clayton caught in the Devil’s bargain on their Words & Music Tour at The Red Shed, Wakefield. Ian reads a short extract from Iain’s memoir Thro’ My Eyes followed by a stripped-down performance of ‘Woodstock’ by Iain. Recorded on 27th September 2019.
It was the perfect moment at iconic Red Shed, Wakefield’s Labour Club. The story shows that it was because of the Union that we got the Matthews Southern Comfort ‘Woodstock’ in the first place. It’s a song that strives for a new utopia, but it’s this version that spread the ideal beyond the hippies and dreamers to the kitchens, bedrooms, youth clubs, factories and paint shops of the masses. And this is a beautiful performance by Iain. At one point, he’s singing the notice board (Toulouse / To lose)
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Paul Hanley in conversation with Daryl Easlea at Louder Than Words Festival 2019. They discuss Paul’s book Have A Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction Hour. Running time 1:02:37
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Funky Si Wolstencroft has been filming a series of vignettes at the sites featured in his memoir You Can Drum But You Can’t Hide. Taking in locations in London, New York, Leeds, Coventry, Wales, and of course Greater Manchester. Click play above to watch them in one continuous stream.
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Ian Clayton reads an extract from his best-selling music memoir Bringing It All Back Home about the time he went to see Bob Dylan at Blackbushe in 1978.
‘One of the best books about popular music ever written.’ – Record Collector
‘A music-powered helter-skelter of living and learning, as perceptive as a Bob Dylan lyric and as earthy as a Bessie Smith blues.’ -Val Wilmer
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Clinton Heylin introduces Fairport Convention’s What We Did On Our Holidays at a 50th anniversary celebration of the album hosted by The CAT Club, Pontefract. Clinton reads a relevant passage from his book What We Did Instead of Holidays followed by a Q&A, with questions from Ian Clayton, Richard Lewis and Rev Reynolds.
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Paul Hanley in conversation with John Robb at Louder Than Words Festival, Manchester, talking about his book Leave The Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings.
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