Friday, 15 September 2017

Gonzo Weekly #252

Gonzo Weekly #252
In which Kev Rowland returns to dear old Blighty, goes to Cropredy, meets Richard Thompson, watches Fairport Convention and friends, pays a visit to Stu Nicholson in hospital, and more. Jeremy examines The Flaming Groovies new album, Alan reads Sammy Stein, and Jon grieves for an old friend...
And is there more? You can bet your pondohs there is. And it is all free/buckshee/gratis
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and common planigales who have cooked some stews (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been sulinarily creative, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Syd Henley, Ringo Starr, Brian May, Mick Fleetwood, Yes, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, The Damned, Stick Men, Alive and Dangerous, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Grant Hart, Basi, Riem de Wolff, Jessi Zazu, Virgil Howe, Troy Gentry, Josh Schwartz, Don Williams, Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall CBE, Mary Hopkin, Endangered Species, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Kev Rowland, Cropredy Festival, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, Clive Nolan, Pendragon, Stu Nicholson, Galahad, Show of Hands, The Trevor Horn Band,The Divine Comedy,Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Gerry Colvin Band, Quill, Gigspanner Big Band, CC Smugglers, Pierce Brothers, Petula Clark, Morris On, Judy Dyble & The Band of Perfect Strangers, Plainsong, Cats in Space, Marillion, Dougie MacLean, Mark Colton, Credo,  Alan Dearling, All That's Jazz, Sammy Stein, Jeremy Smith, Flamin' Groovies, The Emerald Dawn, End of Green, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant, Neil Nixon, Bob Dylan
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
Issue 243 (Galahad)
Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
Issue 236 (Manchester)
Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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