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So does it just cover the  Wigan era or does it give insights into other clubs and how Richard got into the scene etc. Richard didn't just turn up on the scene when wigan opened. 

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50 minutes ago, Stuart Bradford said:

Just received mine!!!!.....looks like it's gonna be an interesting read....can't wait to commence reading it tonite...it'll be a break from 'war and peace', that's for sure!!!?

Same here. Looks like a great read. 

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22 hours ago, Kegsy said:

So does it just cover the  Wigan era or does it give insights into other clubs and how Richard got into the scene etc. Richard didn't just turn up on the scene when wigan opened. 

Mine arrived this afternoon - looks really good. It looks like the focus is strongly on the Wigan years but even just skimming through you can see that he does cover a wider era, mentioning Va-Va's and other clubs. Maybe there'll be a 2nd book to come - "Cueing up the B-side!"

I like that he's taken the theme of working through specific records as a sort of chapter sequence, and then spinning a story about the record and artist and wider aspects of the scene. And also that just like my filing of my singles, he lists the artists in alphabetical order by first name (e.g. Johnny Honeycutt and Johnny Williams are next to each other). I'm sure there will be many out there who think that's ridiculous, but it works for me!

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Number 398. Just flicked through it and on page 103 found a picture of my sister with "George from Hull with friend". I've still never found a photo of me. I must have avoided the cameras!

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6 minutes ago, Paul r said:

Number 398. Just flicked through it and on page 103 found a picture of my sister with "George from Hull with friend". I've still never found a photo of me. I must have avoided the cameras!

Me too.  Got pictures from every where apart from the 6 years spent at the Casino 

Steve 

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When I called Tim told me 1000 hard back, which are now sold, then there will be a further run in softback. 

Im away with no idea if mines come through, very much looking forward to it though.. 🙂 

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On ‎31‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 14:04, stevegods said:

And mine ... and I bought one for a mate , and he’s just rung up very surprised .

At first glance , looks really good .

 

Steve 

Belting read , struggling to put it down . time machine to those fabulous records and stories 😃

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Got mine today , no 683 . Some great memories in there , will be reading this all weekend .Small pic of  myself with  Dave Molloy  on page 151 . Made up with that ! 

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3 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Shh.  I know who's got No1 . But not my place to tell. Chuffed for you mate 

Steve 

Nice, but I'd still have fancied having 45!

Having noted my being pleased to see Richard's approach of listing the records by first name of the artists, I am intrigued to see him writing on page 41 (in the piece about Billy Harner) that he accidentally reversed over his record box in 1977, but that thankfully because "What about the music" was filed "A-Z by title" it escaped the worst damage and still plays with a hairline crack.

Come on Richard - what's the story, how come you changed your approach to filing, or was it only by first name for this book?

Also - chuffed to read that you are already planning a follow-on book!

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13 minutes ago, seano said:

Nice, but I'd still have fancied having 45!

Having noted my being pleased to see Richard's approach of listing the records by first name of the artists, I am intrigued to see him writing on page 41 (in the piece about Billy Harner) that he accidentally reversed over his record box in 1977, but that thankfully because "What about the music" was filed "A-Z by title" it escaped the worst damage and still plays with a hairline crack.

Come on Richard - what's the story, how come you changed your approach to filing, or was it only by first name for this book?

Also - chuffed to read that you are already planning a follow-on book!

This and plenty more stories . Can't wait.  C,mon Richard what's the hold up ? 

Steve 

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My copy number 754 arrived over the weekend whilst we were watching Richard live on stage in Manchester at the Bridgewater Hall presenting the Camerata Orchestra. What a fantastic night. 

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