Do you remember Papa’s Got a Brand New Bagpipe? ALWYN TURNER does.
ALWYN TURNER on Charles Mansford’s ‘most unpleasant’ school story, published in 1896.
ALWYN TURNER looks at the charts from 45 years ago and finds Mike Batt, Roger Whittaker and Leo Sayer – but mostly it’s Kenny.
ALWYN TURNER on ‘a fabulous book, sometimes thriller, sometimes satire’ from 1909.
Delilah, Barbados and the rough end of a pineapple – the charts were odd in August 1975, reflects ALWYN TURNER.
Italian boxer Primo Carnera got namechecked in the 1930s by PG Wodehouse and Sandy Powell. ALWYN TURNER explains why.
From 1983, it’s Kilroy’s dystopian vision of 2020. ALWYN TURNER has a read.
ALWYN TURNER reads the books that inspired his granddad.
Do you remember when the Left was split between generations? ALWYN TURNER does.
ALWYN TURNER revisits more of the music of his childhood: 10cc, Mud, Gary Glitter, the Top of the Pops Orchestra…
Mike Batt, Paper Lace, Mr Big, the Surprise Sisters & many more. ALWYN TURNER rounds up some failed 45s from 1975.
Can it be that it was all so simple then? ALWYN TURNER looks at the charts of 45 years ago, and tries to remember.