Thursday, February 20, 2020

Alan Ashworth

Alan Ashworth
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Alan Ashworth is a former national newspaper journalist now retreated to the Ribble Valley, where he grows cacti and tramps the fells with the family dog Bingo. He and his wife Margaret run a website, A-M Records , which includes their collected TCW columns plus extra features including Tracks of the Day. Requests, queries and comments can be sent to alanj126@yahoo.co.uk

Off the Beaten Tracks: Fairport’s golden years, Part 2

WE left Fairport Convention last week at Farley House, a rented Hampshire country mansion where, battered and bruised, they began their recovery following the...

A Corbyn disciple’s school for scandal

AREN’T Lefties wonderful? Latest egregious example of their ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ philosophy is the Corbynite deputy leader of Brighton...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Fairport’s golden years, Part 1

ALTHOUGH Fairport Convention got mentions in previous pieces on Sandy Denny, Ian Matthews and Steeleye Span, I didn’t come near to doing them justice....

The new gate of Hell (handcart access required)

DESPITE strenuous objections from his neighbours, a man has been granted permission to keep two lions in his back garden.  Reece Oliver, 28, lives in...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Nice Beaver

APART from the long, greasy hair, bumfluff sideburns, RAF-surplus greatcoat and purulent complexion, there was one essential item of appearance for the teenager-about-town in...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Small Face, Big Attitude

AS regular readers of our efforts will have realised by now, the musical tastes of my wife and myself rarely converge. One exception is...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Neil Young down in the ditch

BY the end of 1972, Neil Young was a global superstar. He had found huge success in collaboration with Crosby, Stills and Nash. His...

A-levels made easy

THERE is a classic moment in one of PG Wodehouse’s golf stories when a player who has missed a putt claims he was distracted...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Happy Slappy

LAST week we examined the career of Blondie, who sold forty million albums worldwide. Today we have another female-fronted band, but this lot would...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Gentlemen prefer Blondie

AS I mentioned last week, when I saw Television in Manchester in 1977 there was another New York band on the bill. They were...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Prime-time Television

OF all the rave reviews I have read over the years, the one that sticks in the mind most is Nick Kent’s hyperbolic two-page...

A Liddle means a lot

FOR quite a while now the only reason my wife and I have taken the Sunday Times (yes, you take it, like foul-tasting medicine)...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Fleetwood Mac on Blue Horizon

ONE of my better musical investments of the last twenty years was a CD box set – Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions...

The Cakes of Wrath

FOR 40 years, the good ladies of the Women’s Institute have been washing their hands and putting on their pinnies to bake cakes and...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Jukebox Dury

TODAY’S choice has been described as a diamond geezer, national treasure, England’s greatest lyricist, working-class hero and a right pain in the backside. In...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Spinal Tap go to eleven

THE scene is heavy-metal guitarist Nigel Tufnel’s music room. He is showing film maker Marty DiBergi a Marshall amplifier on which the dials all...

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