Whilst driving home last week after a short trip to the northeast I turned on the car radio and caught the end of a very familiar song. It took a few seconds for me to realise that the song was…

Back in the early to mid sixties, the opportunities for a north east band to become known on a national level were quite limited. The usual route for a band to break into the big time was to build up…

Here are some songs from various north east bands recorded during the period 1963 to 1971. The sound quality on the tracks is variable. Some were locally made demo discs whereas others were recorded for release as commercial singles. 1963…