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A farewell to Robert Trehern (Bobby Irwin) 1953-2015

As friends and associates will know, drummer and all-round good chap Bobby Irwin sadly died from cancer on 8 May. At Bobby’s funeral at St Stephen’s Church, Twickenham, on 19 May, Nick Lowe took the lectern to deliver a eulogy for his fallen drummer and veteran musical partner. A few minutes beforehand, Bobby's brother Chris [...]

By | May 22nd, 2015|Nick Lowe|0 Comments

Joe B Mauldin – cornerstone of beat group anatomy

Main image L-R Sonny Curtis, Joe B Mauldin, Glen D Hardin, WB, Jerry Allison, 1997 Joe B Mauldin, bassist in Buddy Holly's Crickets, died on 7 February. His nimble instrumental work on many of The Crickets' hits helped to define the sound of early rock'n'roll, and he was a co-inventor of the modern, self-contained [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|Popular Music|0 Comments

Pick up thy Telecaster and walk… an interview with Wilko Johnson

Biblical jokes aside, it really is a miracle, for if truth bears out, the second coming of Wilko Johnson will match, in modern terms, anything you might find in the good book. 18 months ago he sold out multiple nights at London’s Koko and other places, not only on the strength of his [...]

By | November 7th, 2014|Dr Feelgood|0 Comments