Having just noticed that the initiator of the latest "book" thread left the site taking the discussion with him, it's my turn again to revive it; being too important a topic to be dropped, imo.

Having finished "Get Carter" by Ted Lewis over the Holidays, I'll soon start with "Jack Carters Law", a prequel set in late 60s Soho.

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    • A friend recommended this one to me as well. 

  • 3829973816?profile=RESIZE_930xIn honour of the late great Lord Dunsby.

  • A slim volume and a quick but interesting read. 
    3808169983?profile=RESIZE_930xCoincidentally, I literally bumped into a guy at the doctors recently and got talking, the way you do, and music was the main subject (I'd picked up a copy of Lennonlegend: An Illustrated Life of John Lennon at a charity shop and had it under my arm). He said he'd met Lennon on a couple of occasions and had played one of his vintage guitars on Hayling Island (look up Pete Shotten as to why this checks out). He also said that he learned the guitar by playing along with Jeff Beck in his bedroom, literally!  He went to school with Jeff in Epsom, knew Jimmy and Eric too. He also occasionally stood in for Keith Relf when Keith couldn't sing due to asthma. His name is Henry Turtle and he has a web page with his biography if you're interested. I plan to stay in touch. 

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    I bought this a few months back and have only just started to read it. I will aim to get Volume 2 also, but as this was bought at the Book Grocer where the books cost between $6 or 3 for $10, I knew I had got myself a great deal for $6 righ there and then...

    • Great bargain MG, will look out for those.

      Celeb spotting alert!

      Went to see the Blake exhibition at Tate Britain yesterday.

      Had a quick trot to the 1960s gallery afterwards to visit Peter Blake and Hockey’s “A Bigger Splash” was on display too. Walked down spiral staircase, took some shots up into the dome, turned around and there’s David Hockney himself walking towards me - dumbstruck!!   Worse still, he caught my eye and laughed at my open jaw. :o)

    • Where would this 1960s gallery be, Steve? I sense something to bore my son with in October, hahaha!

    • Ah, 1960s gallery at Tate Britain Kai, rotating selection of their collection. 

    • Ah... been to the Tate recently, not even two years ago, but you know how it is... "when are we going to leave? Do we have to stay much longer?" etc...

    • I remember it well but what goes around comes around, as they say. Both my girls have thanked me for the galleries, museums, antique markets, vintage fairs, juke box and car exhibitions that they were dragged to. Now it's them calling me up and saying, "Do you fancy the Warhol exhibition?", "Shall we do the Quant show?

    • Looking forward to things to come! :-D

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