Farewell Peter Sarstedt

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 in latest | no responses

Singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt, best known for the song Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) which reflected the jaded zeitgeist  at the end of the sixties, has died at the age of 75. The song topped the UK singles charts in February 1969 and remained number one for four weeks. It was also number one […]

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For Auld Lang Syne

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 in Britain | no responses

Every year across the world, the streets ring with the same lilting song. Sweet, nostalgic, hopeful; “Auld Lang Syne” has become an absolute tradition in New Year’s Eve celebrations. And so, we sing. Or, at least, we sing the first couple of lines and politely mumble the rest into our champagne glasses. Despite its vast […]

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George Michael

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 in latest | no responses

“For illustrious men have the whole earth for their tomb.” Pericles’ RIP Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou Like a warrior that fights And wins the battle I know the taste of victory Though I went through some nights Consumed by shadows I was crippled emotionally Remembering #GeorgeMichael in milestones https://t.co/0vAj8BvKQ7 pic.twitter.com/4SlYwi044O — USA TODAY Multimedia (@usatodayvideo) December […]

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16 years since Kirsty MacColl was killed

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 in latest | no responses

  It is 16 years ago today that Kirsty MacColl was lost to music, to her family and to the world. She was killed by a speedboat owned by one of Mexico’s richest men, Guillermo González Nova. What has happened since shows that the corrupt State of Mexico is simply not to be trusted, not […]

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Freddie Mercury – 25 Years

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 in latest | one comment

It seems not long ago but it was in fact 25 years ago on this day that the world lost a great musician, performer and cultural icon, Freddie Mercury lead singer of Queen, British rock legend Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia that resulted from a years-long battle with […]

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So Long Leonard Cohen

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in latest | no responses

So long Leonard Cohen – Poet, Balladeer, part of our lives and a great and honest witness to the human condition. Who knows, if he had played the harmonica more he might have received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Baruch dayan emet. The Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has died aged 82. The […]

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Hail, hail, Chuck Berry

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 in latest | no responses

Happy 90th Birthday to Chuck Berry on the 18th October. It’s a stretch of the imagination to say Rock and Roll wouldn’t exist without Charles Edward Berry.  But not a big one. Berry, who turns 90 on Tuesday influenced all Rock Artists with ’50s rock ‘n’ roll hits such as Maybelline, Johnny B. Goode and Brown-Eyed […]

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Imagine John Lennon’s Birthday

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 in latest | no responses

Imagine John Lennon , one of our greatest singer – songwriters and humanitarians, would have been 76 today.  His son Seán was born on John’s 35th birthday in 1975. Happy birthday to John and Seán Lennon. 35 years ago we lost a legend to cruel mindless violence. Since it was such a shocking moment in history, […]

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Labour’s Red Flag

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in latest | no responses

Jeremy Corbyn invited a choir on stage after his closing speech to the Labour Party Conference today, to sing left-wing anthem The Red Flag. He was joined on stage by the Liverpool People’s Choir, who also sang Jerusalem in the final moments of the party’s annual gathering. The Red Flag is the semi-official anthem of […]

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David Bowie statue in Aylesbury

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in latest | no responses

It was wonderful to see the indefatigable David Stopps being interviewed on BBC News today publicising his campaign for a statue of David Bowie under the arches in Aylesbury Market Square. The BBC were in Aylesbury today interviewing sculptor Andrew Sinclair and Friars promoter David Stopps for a piece on the Bowie statue developments. Watch […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 5 comments

Millicent Fawcett

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in latest | no responses

Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | no responses

Jeremy’s Jewish Question

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in latest | 28 comments

The Eagle on Ireland

The Poppy stands for Peace

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Skibbereen’s Champions of the World

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Arise ye Citizens of Ireland!

Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

Wish you were here at Heuston Station

Posted on Sep 9, 2018 in Dublin | no responses