An Evening with David Hepworth: podcast and photos

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It was our great pleasure to welcome David Hepworth as our guest on April 19th. Gavin Hogg was our host with the most, and steered David through a range of topics relating to his books, Whistle Test, Live Aid and of course Smash Hits. Add to that the Q&A (Benny Hill, Top Of The Pops and Van Morrison all got a look in there) plus a few records, it was a very entertaining evening. David was even presented a record from Beany by the Hepworth Band, a platter we’re sure he’ll treasure from this day forth (see David’s tweet about it below).

A big thank you to Lyn (door and photos) and to Steve (book stall and roadie) for their invaluable assistance on the night. If you want to find out more about George Street Community Bookshop and maybe even get involved, check out their Facebook page.

Stream the talk here, click the player below or download (minus music) here.

We’ll be back on Thursday 10th May for a session dedicated to 2 Tone Records with John Walmsley. Details soon.

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June’s Record Club: THE SOUNDS OF ’66

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Honestly, it’s a complete coincidence. But let’s call it serendipity…

I’m not much of a football fan, and although I am of course aware that England last won the World Cup in 1966, when I put this event on the calendar a few months back, I wasn’t aware that this year is World Cup year. And more to the point, that it’s the first match of the tournament on the very same day as this session. (Brazil v Croatia if you’re wondering).

But who cares about that?!

On Thursday 12th June, we’ll be having our very own international tournament, as we time travel via the power of vinyl back to 1966 and pitch the UK against the USA. Six (albums) a side, including a fine selection of classics and lost gems.

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Hollies and Georgie Fame represent the UK, with Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Nina Simone, Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Lind for the USA.

Vote in the polls below for the ones you want to hear (a maximum of two choices in each poll) and we’ll play the winning two albums in full on the night.

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For the authentic sound of ’66, the Dansette RG31 will be making a return appearance with a stack of 45s for a spot of Dansette Roulette, plus Manchester DJ legend Martin the Mod will be on hand to spin a few choice cuts. And of course, if you have any records from 1966 that you’d like to share then bring them along.

Cast your votes now – two for the UK and two for the USA.


As for the footy… Well, if you want to bring a football-related record, I’m sure we’ll find time to slip one or two in at the end of the night as a good luck gesture to the England squad. Such generosity of spirit!

Glossop Record Club presents THE SOUNDS OF ’66
Thursday 12th June, 8-11pm.
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT.
FREE ADMISSION.

Click here for venue and travel details.

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