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  • WHEN I'M 94 - Dick Bloy and R&B Entertainment

    Special Report

    By Kingsley Harris

    Posted: 17-Nov-2014
    From tales of escape and evasion during the fall of Singapore, playing endless football games for the village teams of Norfolk to then booking some of the world’s biggest pop stars; it wasn’t your standard introduction to the music scene for Beetley born Richard Bloy, Dick to his friends. 50 years on and at the stella age of 94 Dick still runs his R&B Entertainment Agency with his wife Eileen.    Dick was a football man through and through, his brother also played and his father before that. He’s played for the Beetley, Dereham and North Elmham village teams in his time and a... More
  • HOW MEMPHIS INDEX FORMED by GRENY

    Special Report

    By Kingsley Harris

    Posted: 15-Jul-2014
      The best thing about running the Archive is I get to meet my heroes and chat with them without hefty bodyguards in the way and more often than not they are surprised I am interested in, and want to chat about their first bands and what inspired them to pick up an instrument.   The Archive is not just about those musicians that achieved fame and fortune but a social site about those who spent years entertaining the local crowds. It’s always good to hear the stories of those who almost made it but I’m far more interested in those golden moments that happened while working the local... More
  • PINK FLOYD AT THE GATES OF GORLESTON

    Special Report

    By Kingsley Harris

    Posted: 22-Oct-2013
     It's always fascinating putting together anecdotes from the past. When I first heard of the gig where The Alex Wilson Set supported The Pink Floyd [19th July 1967 Floral Hall, Gorleston] the story went that the band [PF] turned up late, didn't sound check and when they went on basically got booed, leaving The Set to re take the stage and finish the night. It later got added that the performance was recorded for BBC2 TV. However, it was only the other day after talking to David Clayton [BBC Radio Norfolk] that I heard that this recording was for the Colour Me Pop series. Confused that dates fl... More