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Just found this, but if its already been done then apologies.

Nice video for the release of a new book about Roger Eagle- Sit down & listen to this.

As someone who was a major part of the early days of this scene , thought it might be of interest.

http://www.empire-uk.com/SitDown.htm

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Fortune led him to a job putting records on at The Twisted Wheel. Ignoring the thriving Beat scene, Roger prooted gigs by and played the recordings of the original Blues and Rhythm and Blues artists, often bringing them over from the States at his own expense. The club's music policy, at odds with just about everything else in the country at the time, was an instant hit and crowds flocked to the Wheel all-nighters from all over the country...

..saw him open The Magic Village - a short-lived psychedelic all-nighter that became the cornerstone of Manchester's late sixties counterculture scene before he moved on to Liverpool Stadium, promoting gigs by artistes as diverse as Led Zeppelin and Cat Stevens.

Sensing that the stadium rock scene was burning itself out, Roger opened Eric's...

RRP: £18.95

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Ian Dewhirst

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Interesting watch. He was a massive influence on Elliot Rashman (who managed Simply Red throughout the 80's) who is on the clip. Apparently Roger left the Wheel because of the all-pervading influence of Northern Soul and the demand for ever-faster tunes. I can understand that since he had a really wide music appreciation which went way beyond just Soul and I know many people who either knew him personally or interviewed him. Should be a great read!

Incidentaly, this was a news piece in Mojo last month so hopefully they'll get a wide audience for this book. I'll certainly read it!

Ian D :D

Chalky

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Cheers for that. They even do a kindle edition so even better, over half the price of a hardback as well.

Guest Dave Turner

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Cheers for that. They even do a kindle edition so even better, over half the price of a hardback as well.

Yeah, but it doesn't do nothing for that nice interesting looking bookshelf

Dave (bookseller) :wicked:

Chalky

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Yeah, but it doesn't do nothing for that nice interesting looking bookshelf

Dave (bookseller) :wicked:

I'm never home to look at the bookshelf, besides it's full!

Dave Moore

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Cheers for that. They even do a kindle edition so even better, over half the price of a hardback as well.

And you an avid OVO advocate!? I'm shocked Chalky! :ohmy:

:lol:

Regards,

Dave

Wilxy

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Just found this, but if its already been done then apologies.

Nice video for the release of a new book about Roger Eagle- Sit down & listen to this.

As someone who was a major part of the early days of this scene , thought it might be of interest.

http://www.empire-uk.com/SitDown.htm

Just added a link

Cheers Garv for the "heads up"....I both love and respect such the written word with regard to such influential individuals, who have helped guide me on my long journey through such an undoubted musical phenomenon!....Long may it continue :yes:

Seano

Posted

Cheers Garv, good video link - sounds interesting. It's on my Amazon Wish list!

Chalky

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And you an avid OVO advocate!? I'm shocked Chalky! :ohmy:

:lol:

Regards,

Dave

:lol: digital, it's the future :lol:

Ric-tic

Posted

cant wait to read this even for the erics part, my brother managed bands and always had me on the guest list, spent a lot of time there, great club

Tobytyke

Posted

my copy arrived in the post this morning. the wifes hidden it says i cant read it until we go on holiday! :dash2:

ashleysoul

Posted

Gonna get one.

Anyone know what that dub tune is at the end of the film?

Soulfinger

Posted

Nice pic about a minute in on the video of RE and Martin the Architect who DJ'd at Roger's brilliant R&B Nights at Rafters in the late 70's.

The book is available for twelve quid here. http://www.empire-uk.com/SitDown.htm



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