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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May’s Record Club: AN EVENING WITH PAUL DU NOYER

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On Thursday 12th May, we welcome respected author and music journalist Paul Du Noyer to Glossop Record Club.

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If you’ve picked up a British music magazine over the past 35 years or so, the chances are you’ll have read Paul’s work. He was a writer at the NME, editor of Q, founding editor of Mojo and associate editor of the greatly missed Word magazine.

He’s interviewed the likes of David Bowie, Mick JaggerMadonna, Pavarotti and nearly everyone with a strong connection to The Beatles, not least Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

He’s also written several books including definitive musical histories of Liverpool and London, plus tomes dedicated to John Lennon and seminal art-rock band Deaf School. His latest book, Conversations With McCartney, draws from the many interviews Du Noyer has conducted with Macca over the years.

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He’ll be in conversation with Gavin Hogg, no doubt discussing all of the above and playing a few records relating to his books along the way too. So get ready with your own questions but make sure you do your research!


AN EVENING WITH PAUL DU NOYER
Thursday 12th May from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


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