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Remembering Steve Priest

Sunday, June 7, 2020
By The GlamGuru
Remembering Steve Priest

Steve Priest, charismatic bass player and superb vocalist from arguably the best glam rock band in the world, The Sweet, passed away on 4th June aged 72 after a short illness. Known for his outrageous performances on Top of the Pops he delighted his fans, but was up there with the best when it... »

70s UK Number Ones – June

Monday, June 1, 2020
By The GlamGuru

1970 CHRISTIE – Yellow River (1st week) MUNGO JERRY – In The Summertime (rest of the month) 1971 DAWN – Knock Three Times (1st and 2nd week) Middle Of The Road – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep (3rd and 4th week) 1972 T.REX – Metal... »

Real Ale

Sunday, March 8, 2020
By The GlamGuru
Real Ale

OK, so it’s taken as read these days that all the good pubs have handpumps on the bar, but any member of the Campaign For Real Ale will tell you that you had a fight on your hands to find anything but the gassy... »


Saturday Morning Children’s TV

Sunday, March 8, 2020
By The GlamGuru
Saturday Morning Children’s TV

Up until 1976, children’s TV had mainly been restricted to weekdays between 4.0 and 5.45pm. No one seemed to know what to broadcast on Saturday Mornings, apart from the... »

Pop Cover Version LPs

Friday, December 14, 2018
By The GlamGuru
Pop Cover Version LPs

Although the market of today is awash with compilation albums, the Now That’s What I Call Music 27’s and the Dance Heat – The Second Fire types were in... »

Curly Perms

Friday, December 14, 2018
By The GlamGuru
Curly Perms

Oh dear. In 1978, just as hair was getting shorter, punk/new wave fashion had taken over from the baggy trousers with 8 inch waistbands and platform shoes were back... »

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