The band of the year is the Faces featuring Rod Stewart who also has a mega hit that year with ‘Maggie May’. Rod and the Faces inject a lot of fun into their stage act, generally clowning about and often…

By 1971 things were starting to change in the local band scene. Whereas a few years earlier, bands had been happy to emulate their favourite artists by covering their material, now they wanted to be like them by writing and…

In 1966 I’d been been a member of the Jazzboard when the band had opened for the Who, the Small Faces and Cream. Could anything top that? Well nearly. In 1969 Sneeze supported Free at Durham University. It didn’t seem…