March 20, 2020

1969 poster on sale on eBay.


An old 1969 poster on sale on ebay at £ 149.99... The gig was played in Brighton at The Dome.
Here's the seller's description:

Britains five-piece acoustic supergroup described as "The Folk Beatles" 
at the Brighton Dome May 26th 1969 
presented by Blackhill Enterprises (Blackhill was a rock music management company founded as a partnership by the four original members of Pink Floyd and promoted the first free live concerts in England)

orig Gig Poster designed by Derek Thomas

15" X 19" in heavy Gloss Deep Purples, Pinks, Red & Green Graphics and Embossed Pentangle super sheen finish

finish still bright Good Colours pin holes & creases in all corners otherwise good cond


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March 09, 2020

Film maker Mike Figgis is making a film on the late Mel Davis.



Film maker and musician Mike Figgis is making a film on the late Mel Davis and his connection with the People Band...
A former member of the People Band (he played trumpet, flugelhorn and Spanish guitar), Mike Figgis has become an internationally known Hollywood film director, making films as "Stormy Monday", "Miss Julie" and "Cold Creek Manor", or documentary films as "The Battle of Hastings" and "Somebody Up There likes me".
He composes his own film soundtracks, involving lot of People Band musicians in them. 
He kindly sent me this photo of Mel portrayed in his last days. 



Pages on the great Mel Davis on this Archive:
https://ghettoraga.blogspot.com/2013/12/bad-news-for-christmas-mel-davis.html
https://ghettoraga.blogspot.com/2010/01/electric-raga-guitarist-interview-with.html
https://ghettoraga.blogspot.com/2019/02/steve-pank-about-alchemy-days.html
https://ghettoraga.blogspot.com/2010/01/electric-raga-guitarist-interview-with_09.html

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March 02, 2020

Spanish label Munster Records plans a TEB reissue...



Spanish Madrid-based label Munster Records (http://munster-records.com/) has planned a reissue of TEB's second album, licensed by Cherry Red Records, in a CD edition (same as 1970 four tracks vinyl edition) with sleeve notes by freelance journalist Fernando Naputano
Fernando is trying to get interviews with Blackhill's manager Andrew King  and Ursula Smith.


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February 16, 2020

New TEB book publication date: March 21th, 2020!


At last the TEB book will be available on March 21th, 2020... such a perfect TEB day! 
120 pages for £15 with a 10% discount for advance orders at the ReR web site.
Read the press release here:


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January 04, 2020

TEB book out soon...



Finally, the book on the TEB I edited three years ago will be printed by Recommended Records with a 6-track CD attached - ALL the tracks the band recorded at the end 1970-beginning 1971 for the never issued third album "The Dragon Wakes" (not included in Cherry Red's reissues).
Known as "the Balham sessions", these tracks were recorded by two different line-ups between Balham and E.M.I. studios; guitar player Denim Bridges took them jealously for years.
Thanks to Denim, we can listen now to these fabulous music played by Sweeney, Minns, Bridges, Buckmaster,  House and Coff!
The book collects Glen's poems, manifestos, writings, aphorisms, interviews; memories by Carolyn Looker, Minns, Buckmaster, Bridges, Jenner and many other persons involved; a full audio/videography; a chronology. Lot of rare, unseen picture of Sweeney and the band, posters and documents...


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