An evening with Paul Du Noyer: Post-session review

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Armed with a notepad and a stack of records, our resident Parky*, Gavin Hogg, played the perfect host to our guest, music writer Paul Du Noyer, asking what he described as “a mix of vaguely insightful and plainly ridiculous questions.”

Paul graciously responded by talking about McCartney, Bowie, Deaf School, the difference between the musical cultures of Liverpool and London, his years in the music press, took loads of questions from the audience and told THE best Van Morrison anecdote you’ll ever hear. I bet we could have kept him talking all night. The pile of records was barely touched!

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Listen to an hour of highlights here.

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Some comments from the world of social media:

Great club w/ Paul du Noyer skillfully compered by Loved the Van Morrison story & the Jimmy Campbell tip.

Great night last night – very interesting. Loved the story of Dylan as a fanboy.

Very enjoyable and entertaining session tonight – Paul Du Noyer in conversation with . Great stories and insights.

Fab night!

Tremendous evening yesterday at c/o . Paul Du Noyer’s insights from a career in music journalism were fascinating.

Paul’s latest book Conversations With McCartney is available from Bay Tree Books in Glossop.

We’ll be back on Thursday 9th June for PRINCE ON VINYL with Lippy Kid. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

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BILLY FURY – The World of Billy Fury (Decca, 1971)
Halfway To Paradise/Because Of Love/In Summer/Nobody’s Child/A Thousand Stars/Magic Eyes

ELVIS COSTELLO – Spike (Warner Bros, 1989)
…This Town…/Let Him Dangle/Deep Dark Truthful Mirror/Veronica/God’s Comic/Chewing Gum

Paul McCartney – Back Seat Of My Car (from Ram, 1971)
Wings – Dear Friend (from Wild Life, 1971)
Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (single, 1972)

T.REX – Bolan Boogie (Fly Records, 1972)
Get It On/Beltane Walk/The King Of The Mountain Cometh/Jewel/She Was Born To Be My Unicorn/Dove

David Bowie – Golden Years (Station To Station, 1976)
Deaf School – Hi Jo Hi (2nd Honeymoon, 1976)
The Beatles – Let It Be (single, 1970)

XTC – Senses Working Overtime (single, 1982)
Anthony Newley – If She Should Come To You/Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss (ep, 1960)
Keith West – Excerpt from a Teenage Opera (single, 1967)


*Michael Parkinson and not the local park keeper.

Photos courtesy of Lyn, Trevor and Lyla.


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