Charlie Tumahai images wanted


Photo: Jean-Luc Massey Hall (?), Toronto, Oct. 22, 1977 Charlie Tumahai, Be-bop Deluxe

Angela Boyd… I’m doing archive research for a NZ feature documentary called “Herbs: Songs of Freedom”, about Charlie Tumahai’s band “Herbs”. I’m trying to track down any images or footage from some of Charlie’s earlier bands (Be-Bop Deluxe, The Hollywood Killers, Healing Force etc).

You can contact Angela at  or happy to pass on any information.

Dave Nattress… I’m pretty sure Angela would know this, but, just in case.  There are several You-tube films of Be-Bob Deluxe, some from Whistle Test.  Good old stuff as Be-Bop were a real favourite – still are etc. and I saw them live once at Eastbourne Congress.

A love letter to The Byrds A love letter to The Byrds – and the part they played in a musical journey… by Darren Johnson


I love folk and have attended numerous folk festivals and countless gigs, taken part in seminars on the history of English folk song and enjoy writing about it, both on here and in other publications. However, unlike rock which I loved from my early teens, my appreciation of folk came later in life. But after getting into heavy metal as teenager in the early 80s, I started exploring back – to 70s glam rock and 60s beat groups.

Continue reading here….

Alan Esdaile… still love Eight Miles High

Darren Johnson… Yes that late period of the band had some good moments. The Untitled album especially

Will Cornell… That McGuinn was able to still have a band around him when everyone was coming and going is one of rock n roll’s greatest historic achievements. From “Notorious” to “Sweetheart Of the Rodeo” and beyond to “Untitled” is pretty remarkable…and look what bands came about in their wake. Gram Parsons alone casts a huge shadow.

Darren Johnson… Plus other Byrds spin-offs like the magnificent Gene Clark solo albums