MOD SCENE WEEKLY issue 53

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Soul singer Percy Sledge dies aged 74

<b>US soul singer Percy Sledge, famed for his song When a Man Loves a Woman, has died aged 74.</b><p>Steve Green from talent agency Artists International Management Inc confirmed to the BBC that he died at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday.<p>"He was one of my first acts, he was a terrific person …

Quadrophenia: Retrospective of a Cult British Classic

The famous Brighton seafront. The pier resplendent in the August bank holiday sunshine. Waves crash onto the pebbles, failing to drown out the cries …

British R&B legend Georgie Fame marks 50th anniversary of chart-topping single Yeh Yeh at Eastleigh's Concorde Club

IN THE mid sixties The Beatles had a vice-like grip on the number one spot in the singles charts.<p>Then along came British R&B singer and keyboard …

Can Northern Soul make a comeback?

Film-maker Elaine Constantine, who is making a film about the Northern Soul movement, told BBC Breakfast that it could make a comeback.

5 Great British Soul Divas

<i>Diva</i> has shifted in meaning from a term to describe a female opera singer to a term that means both “woman who is really good at singing” and “woman …

Paul Weller announces Dublin and Belfast dates

Weller will play Belfast on November 16 and Dublin on November 17 and tickets (£37/€49.65) go on sale this Friday April 17 at 9am.<p>The gigs will …

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How to Get Into: Southern Soul

You may not have ever heard the words "Southern soul," but you've definitely heard the music. For starters, everybody knows Otis Redding and Al Green. They're the two biggest names to come out of the gutsy, unbridled R&B recorded below the Mason-Dixon in the 1960s and early 1970s. Records on labels …

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IN MEMORY OF PERCY SLEDGE

For a man with only one genuine hit record in the UK today’s announcement of Percy Sledge’s passing, aged 73, still garnered significant attention …

Solid Floor Fillers: Don Fardon "I'm Alive"

<b>DON FARDON-I'm Alive/Keep On Loving Me U.K. Young Blood 1969</b><p>God bless Rob Bailey's 2004 "Le Beat Bespoke" CD compilation which brought the world Don …

Argyll Roadrunners Scooter Club

Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators – Paint Me In A Corner (Timmion)

by Modculture 16 April, 2015<p>Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators – Paint Me In A Corner (Timmion)<p>Cracking release on the Timmion label – <b>Paint Me</b> …

Album review: DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo

Share the post "Album review: DENNIS GREAVES & MARK FELTHAM – Duo"<p>Zed [Release date 05.04.15]<p>There’s no denying the veracity underlying Dennis …

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21 Jan - 04 Jun 2017<p>This display examines the intriguing variety of inscriptions that can be found on drawings, from artists’ signatures to casual …

Crowdfunding: Growing Up With… The Jam limited edition book

by Modculture 16 April, 2015<p>Crowdfunding: Growing Up With… The Jam limited edition book<p>Related to our last story really, but I thought it best to …

Issue 28 of the excellent Heavy Soul Modzine is available to buy now with 20-track CDr and 8-page Reggae Newsletter

<b>Details</b><p>Inside are interviews with Mark Baxter​ on his new film about Jazz legend Tubby Hayes, DJ of the people David Edwards​, Dirty Water Records​ …

From Rats to Rudeboys – Steve Barrow and the Mods

by Modculture 16 April, 2015<p>From Rats to Rudeboys – Steve Barrow and the Mods<p>Clarks is doing more heritage stuff, including From <b>Rats to Rudeboys –</b> …

Jerry Dammers: How The ‘Devil’s Chord’ Split The Specials

The Specials’ recording career came to a violent end when the ska-punk wizards’ guitarist, Roddy “Radiation” Byers, was unable to play the haunting …

Adidas Island Series reissues: Samoa OG, Hawaii OG and Tahiti OG trainers

by Modculture 16 April, 2015<p>Adidas Island Series reissues: Samoa OG, Hawaii OG and Tahiti OG trainers<p>Just when you thought that Adidas had cleared …

The Zombies: 50 Years and Still Kickin’

In this exclusive interview from SXSW, Rock it Out! Blog host Sami Jarroush chats with Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, co-founders of the legendary …

Squire to release 'Eight Miles High' c/w 'Rain' 7" 45 rpm single on Hi-Lo Records

In honour of Record Store Day, Squire re-create one of the most influential A-sides and B-sides, combined into one great single!<p>7” 45rpm, colour bag, …

Martin Freeman onboard Steve Marriott film

British actor Martin Freeman has signed up to star in a short film about tragic Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott. Last year (14), Quadrophenia …

SHINDIG! MAGAZINE

Sixties obsessives amongst you must be aware of Shindig magazine.<p>With its roots in fanzine and self financed publishing culture it’s a mag that over …

Tributes to 'loving' granddad and scooter enthusiast Vince Lane

<b>TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘wonderful, loving and humorous’ grandfather who died while riding his classic scooter.</b><p>Vince Lane, a lifelong lover of …

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BBC Radio 6 Music - Steve Lamacq, Classic Album of the Day: Quadrophenia - Quadrophenia: 6 essential ingredients for The Who’s sixth studio album

Quadrophenia: 6 essential ingredients for The Who’s sixth studio album<p>A desire to reconnect<p>“We were kind of lost in 1972 and I thought we had lost touch with our audience. I wanted Quandrophenia to reconnect us with our audience”<p>Pioneering synth-sounds from Who’s Next<p>A studio that records in four …

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