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Just Backdated is the blog of music journalist Chris Charlesworth.

22 articles

The Beatles: On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2

Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, 7 September 2014

WHAT DO Gwendolyn Hopkins of Nottingham, Diane and Jenny of Bedford, Jill, Janet, Mary, Brenda and Lynn from Wakefield, Carolyn Hill and Jane Richards from ...

ABBA: Live At Wembley Arena

Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, November 2014

ABBA NEVER REALLY wanted to bother with performing live at all. They would have preferred to be a studio band, a bit like Steely Dan, ...

David Bowie, Dylan Howe: Dylan Howe: Subterranean – New Designs on Bowie's Berlin

Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, November 2014

IT IS NOT DIFFICULT to imagine the look of dismay on the faces of executives at RCA Records when David Bowie delivered the tapes for ...

The Kinks: Sunny Afternoon: Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, 16 May 2015

A FEW WEEKS AGO Ray Davies was in the building that houses Omnibus Press to attend the launch of a book entitled 100 Years Of British ...

Elvis Costello: Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, November 2015

LIKE A HANDFUL of rock stars I have encountered along the way – among them Townshend, Bowie and Zappa – Elvis Costello would have made ...

Paul McCartney: Philip Norman: Paul McCartney – The Biography

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, June 2016

WHAT MUST IT be like to be Paul McCartney? Deluged by gargantuan levels of fame since the age of 21, he has remained squarely in ...

Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run (Simon & Schuster)

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, October 2016

TWO OF THE best Bruce Springsteen shows I ever saw were at Wembley Stadium in July of 1985. ...

Gillian Welch: Boots No. 1 - The Official Revival Bootleg

Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, 28 November 2016

THE ARRIVAL OF A new record from Gillian Welch and her partner Dave Rawlings is an eagerly anticipated event at Just Backdated. ...

David Hepworth: 1971 – Never A Dull Moment, Rock's Golden Year

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, December 2016

THERE CAN'T BE many amongst us who haven't at one time or another wished we could turn the clock back to a period in time ...

Paul Simon: Peter Ames Carlin: Homeward Bound – The Life Of Paul Simon

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, December 2016

IF EVER A career in music was pre-ordained, it is that of Paul Simon, the ambitious, gifted and ever-so-scrupulous first son of a professional double-bass ...

The Beatles: Steve Turner: Beatles '66 – The Revolutionary Year

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, February 2017

"ED SHEERAN," screams the cover of this months GQ magazine. "How he became the biggest pop star on the planet." Not while Paul McCartney walks ...

Wilson Pickett: Tony Fletcher: In The Midnight Hour – The Life & Soul Of Wilson Pickett

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, February 2017

ABUSE RUNS in the family, or so they say. Those ill-treated as children go on to ill-treat as adults and it's near impossible to break ...

Andrew Czezowski and Susan Carrington: The Roxy, 14 December 1976 – 23 April 1977, Our Story

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, March 2017

ON DECEMBER 14, 1976, after a brief stint as the first in an endless stream of optimists who tried to manage the Damned, Andrew Czezowski, ...

The Stone Roses: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, June 2017

TO WEMBLEY STADIUM for the sell-out Stone Roses show, my first visit to the "new" Wembley, which towers up far higher than the old one ...

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains: Pink Floyd at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, July 2017

AT THE START of the V&A's Pink Floyd exhibition there is a photograph of the first ever van that transported the four-man group and their ...

Allan Jones: Can't Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock'n'roll War Stories

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, August 2017

THE AGE OF DEFERENCE had yet to lapse when I joined Melody Maker in 1970. Four years later, when Allan Jones joined the paper, it ...

Joe Hagan: Sticky Fingers – The Life & Times of Jann Wenner & Rolling Stone Magazine

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, 3 November 2017

THE IMAGE OF the brooding, avaricious, power-hungry newspaper proprietor was set in stone by Orson Welles in the film Citizen Kane and through the ages ...

The Doors: Jerry Hopkins

Memoir by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, 5 June 2018

MY WRITER FRIEND Jerry Hopkins, who died at the weekend aged 82, was a grizzled old veteran of rock's seminal years. ...

Jimmy Page: Chris Salewicz: Jimmy Page – The Definitive Biography

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, August 2018

BACK IN 2012 I was involved in convoluted negotiations with Jimmy Page's lawyer for Omnibus Press to publish a trade edition of the photo book ...

Roger Daltrey: Thanks A Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite – My Story

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, November 2018

AMONGST THEIR many virtues, the Who were disgustingly honest. Jagger only told you what he wanted to tell you, Led Zep were taciturn, Floyd aloof ...

Bill Haley Jnr & Peter Benjaminson: Crazy Man Crazy – The Bill Haley Story

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, April 2019

IT WAS MY misfortune to see Bill Haley on stage for the first and only time in November 1979, about 15 months before he died, ...

Elton John: Rocketman: Melody Maker Memories of Elton

Film/DVD/TV Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, June 2019

MONDAYS ON Melody Maker were always a bit stressful for me. It was the day when we had to come up with a front-page lead story ...

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