My musical journey

My most precious guitar, made for me by my son, Joel, shortly before his unexpected death

I played in bands when I was at college. After scraping a degree in modern history, I became a session musician for a while before starting a record shop in Hereford – Buzz Music – which grew into a business employing twenty five people, renting out PA rigs to major acts and selling instruments and recording equipment internationally.

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When that came to an end in the late 1970s, for a time I ran a tour production company before having my arm twisted into managing Roy Harper and founding his record label – Public Recordings – partly funded by Robert Plant, Kate Bush, Paul McCartney and David Gilmour. The album I made – the first of many – was voted album of the year in the Sunday Times, one of the five albums of the year in the trade journal, Music Week and charted in the mid thirties of the top 100.

I wrote the story of that album in my old Eccentric Blog, and may well revise it and post it here in the coming weeks or months. If not, I’ll post a link.

When Roy dissapeared into the murk with the master tapes under his arm , I moved down to London and embarked on another musical chapter of my life – the next of many. More of which to come . . .

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