Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Zodiacs (Coventry band)

Pete Clemons has been consulting the stars again and has traced an alignment of Coventry musicians from the birth of Coventry music scene that appeared on TV in the 70's via New Faces. His latest article in the Coventry Telegraph takes a look at the music of the Zodiacs - a Coventry band that legends tell.of....



More here on Hobo - A to Z of Coventry bands 
Including a piece by Pete Chambers.





Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Coventry's Rock n Roll Cafes

Pete Clemons winds down with an 'Expresso' and the Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran style) for his latest article for the Coventry Telegraph. This time around, he takes us on a tour of the Rock n Roll Coffee bars and cafes in 1950's Coventry - but don't tread on his Blue Suede Shoes!!


















Thursday, July 18, 2013

Porcupine Tree

Well, Pete Clemons has chalked up 50 articles for the Coventry Telegraph with this article!!! Well done Peter.

This is not a Coventry band but Coventry comes into the picture at some stage and is favourite band of Pete Clemons, who has chosen to focus on them for this landmark article. It's an amazing musical story as the band didn't even exist at first but....(no spoilers I'm afraid - read the article..).











Much more from Porcupine Tree and Steve Wilson on youtube.......


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bob Jackson's tribute to Badfinger's Peter Ham

Bob Jackson
The latest from the pen of  Pete Clemons - covering Bob Jackson's tribute concert for Badfinger's Peter Ham in Swansea. Bob Jackson was the the leader of the RCA Neon Coventry progressive band - Indian Summer - late 60's early 70's. He went on to play in bands by Alan Ross, John Entwhistle, Pete Brown and eventually, in 1974, joined the Apple label band Badfinger. Pete Clemon's article appeared in the Coventry Telegraph recently.























Peter Ham







Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Johnny B Great (Johnny Goodison)

In this post Pete Clemons turns his attentions to one of the earliest of Coventry musicians who made a sizable impact on both the Coventry music scene of the 60's and the music business itself. Johnny Goodison - also known as Johnny B Great. This is that article from the Coventry Telegraph.




More on the Hobo A to Z of Coventry bands

Johnny B Great and the Goodmen - 1st two singles available free download here













Johnny Goodison playing If I had a Hammer




One Mistake - Johnny Goodison




Johnny B Great and the Goodmen