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27thOctober, 2015
RIP STEVE TOOK


COMING SOON - A WHOLE NEW RE-VAMPED HTML5 WEB SITE.


28thJuly, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STEVE PEREGRIN TOOK WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN 66 TODAY.


18thJune, 2014

NEW VIDEO SECTION
This has links to the videos Kevin and Fee Warner have made and which 'live' on You Tube.
They include:-
1) HOW TO GET TO STEVE'S GRAVE
This is a video showing how to drive through Kensal Green Cemetary to find Steve Peregrin Took's Grave.
2) AN ACCOUNT OF A STEVE TOOK LIVE GIG
3) AMANDA - ACOUSTIC DEMO TRACK SHOWING TOOK'S GENIUS
4) PEPPERMINT FLICKSTICK - BLISTERING ELECTRIC TRACK
5) TONY VISCONTI ON TOOK
6) Tyrannosaurus Rex: King of the Rumbling Spires
CLICK HERE for links to all these videos.

DETAILS OF STEVE TOOK'S BAND - JOLLY ROGER & THE CRIMSON GASH
This is a new page for JOLLY ROGER & THE CRIMSON GASH, which was part of the Robert Calvert/Nik Turner/Margate/Canterbury Music Scene, associated, but distinctive from the work with other members of Hawkwind. Here you can find out the first of the information on the *other* Steve Peregrin Took, while he was in the Margate/Canterbury area, far away from London and his heavy drug using friends there.*
We are delighted to be able to include a video (audio and static image) of a Steve Took gig in Canterbury where he supported The MC5. They received a review of Two Stars, while Steve Took received a review of Four Stars!
* Some of these friends and their liggers are those who when approached about Steve Took asked why anyone would want to write a book about him? Apart from the obvious - "He got to Number One in the Album Charts and into the Top Ten singles chart as one crucial half of the duo Tyrannosaurus Rex" It is input such as that provided by his girlfriends and other people who knew the Real Steve Took who make him more than worthy of a Biography (and maybe even more than one).
Visit The Page - Click Here

THAT'S ALL FOR NOW
We are planning to swap the site over to the new HTML5 format, but this is more time consuming than expected and so it will take some time. The next update should be with you by September, with more news and extras.

1stJanuary, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR

MUSICAL ASSOCIATIONS
Added information on Steve Took's relationship with SYD BARRETT
MARC BOLAN

27thOctober 2013

STEVE TOOK'S ANNIVERSARY.
IT IS THIRTY-THREE YEARS SINCE STEVE TOOK PASSED OVER
RIP

VALERIE BILIET RIP
Valerie - known as "Sam" passed over in 2012. Her surname Biliet is French (with a silent 't') and has been universally mis-spelt as "Billet", making tracking her down more difficult. Sam was Steve Took's girlfriend at the time he died and she gave evidence at his inquest. I am sorry not to have been able to interview her while she was alive in Edinburgh, although it would have been a difficult interview because she could be "selfish" at times, but I am assured she did love Steve Took very much which explains why she reacted so badly when he died. After his death she often used the name "Samantha Took", although they did not actually marry. I was told of her death by her younger daughter who considers Steve Took to be her first dad. Thank You for getting in touch. xxxxx

That leads on to a piece which was included a few years ago, on an old News Page. Here it is again .....

PAUL INDER RECOLLECTIONS
Here are some of the most FAB snippets from Paul Inder - Steve Took's Step-son ...
"I just stumbled upon Steve Took's (Tookie's) website and it brought back a lot of distant memories. Very nostalgic. Tookie was my stepfather for quite some time, between the period of 1973 and 1976 on & off. I always remember him as a bit of a joker and a real sweetheart. He was a good dresser too - I seem to recall him wearing a real cool looking velvet coat/jacket a lot in those days. I looked for some evidence of Steve's proximity to me in the website, but not much of his personal life has been included."

No sorry Paul. That's because the 'Career History' on site was written by David who is interested in 'The Music'. I am interested in 'The Man' and although I have the skeleton of the Took Book I have never actually written a short piece about Took's Life as the Most Fabulously Unique Individual that his Friends say he was, for the web site.

"PHOTOGRAPH COPYRIGHT OF PAUL INDEROne particular memory I will never forget is when Steve came home all depressed one day over the news that Free's guitarist Paul Kossoff had died (1976) that really upset him and he was pretty down about it.
He had a warm heart, Tookie. All the best and great to see that his memory is being preserved through sites like yours.

I have attached the only existing photo of me & Steve, probably taken at Earl's Court tube station or somewhere like the Post Office on the Fulham Road. I can't remember exactly - it could have even been on the North End Road! He only appeared on one of the four passport booth photos - I think I might have coerced him to get in the frame with me while I pulled the face. It must have been around 1975 - I was wearing my little afghan coat so it must have been chilly outside. I was around 8 years old, so Tookie would have been about 25.

I really appreciate what you're doing for Tookie. I only remember fragments, like when me and my mum first met him. It was on a coach chartered from London to (somewhere in the country) a Hawkwind gig. We were on this coach with all these Hawkwind freaks, it was a great experience 'cause everyone on that coach was like minded and there were no 'ordinary people' there, if you know what I mean.
"

Oh I do indeed Paul :-)

"Tookie was a few seats behind us near the rear of the coach, and he was putting on this really high sort of pixie voice, saying stuff like "let me off, I need to have a wee" and generally making my mum laugh. I thought he was funny and I recall asking my mum if I could talk to him ... I introduced my mum to Tookie. I liked him, and wanted my mum and him to hang out, and they did, on & off for 3 years. How funny is that...

My mum lived in Ladbroke Grove in one room at the time, in a hotel attic room right at the top of the building. Tookie would spend a lot of time there - I remember them watching TV at night - sometimes there would be a late night horror film and I would attempt to watch it through the old victorian screen that was placed around my bed (you could see through the fibres of it if you got right up close.)

When we moved from there (my mum finally got a 2 bedroom flat 3 floors up on the top floor just off Redcliffe Gardens in 1974) Tookie was there with us during the move, and it was Larry Wallis who moved us there, with his (I think) Ford Escort mini van. I was elated that we had STAIRS, and kept running up and down them.

The 2 bedrooms and the bathroom were downstairs adjoining the small entrance hall, and upstairs we had a very light, and very large sitting room with an open kitchen facing east. We had a patio facing west, which looked over Stamford Bridge (the lights would illuminate the entire sitting room & kitchen when there was a Chelsea match on.)

Tookie spent a lot of time up there in that flat with my mum. I recall I used to get picked on a lot by the kids on the ground floor. 3 of them were real nasty to me, they would pick on me when I was coming back from the shop and surround me, taunting me and my long hair, calling me Jesus and shit. One day when they had trapped me in the bicycle shed, I noticed Tookie walking up behind them and they scarpered. He had this sort of loping walk, and he must have seemed very tall and sort of scary to those kids who didn't know him.

Tookie brought me back upstairs to my room, and I remember him being angry that those kids were doing that to me. He told me that I had to fight back, and that I wasn't getting anywhere by waving my hands in front of my face while they were sticking blows on me. He put up his palms, and told me: "Punch my hands! No, no come on Paul, harder! Use your fists! PUNCH!"

So it was Tookie who first taught me how to defend myself. He really didn't like seeing me getting messed up by those little bastards. I think that must have been one of his most animated moments with me, as he was usually very quiet and spoke softly and gently.

The other time when he was very animated with me was one day I was outside alone playing with my ball. I kicked it too high and it went over the high plastic fence into someone's back garden. That meant going round the corner on to Cathcart Street, so in pursuit of my ball I knocked on the basement flat door of the house where my ball had gone.

A woman answered the door, and I liked her because she had a typewriter, as well as my ball, but a typewriter was something I had never seen before, except maybe on TV. I immediately gravitated to it and asked her if I could type some things out. She let me sit down at it and I must have been there for a couple of hours, enough time to get my mum and Tookie very worried indeed. When I returned, my mother was beside herself, she was crying and generally freaking out quite a bit. She couldn't administer any punishment on me, and I think she got Tookie to take care of the matter.

Tookie took me into my room, and he was FURIOUS with me. I was shit scared, because I had never seen that side of him. He wasn't really very violent at all, it was just the tone of his voice and I think he was shouting something like:

"DON'T - YOU - EVER -DO - THAT - AGAIN. NEVER DISAPPEAR INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S HOUSE. YOUR MUM WAS ABOUT TO CALL THE POLICE, YOU LITTLE TYKE."

Tookie had a rolled up comic (I think, probably a Beano or a Dandy) and he wacked me a couple of times about the head with it. He didn't hurt me at all, but he make it very clear to me that I had been really bad, and he messed my hair up a bit. Then he quietly gave me a pep talk and rested his hands on my shoulders and reassured me that everything was OK. But I never went AWOL again after that. My mum probably told him to "take care of me". But it wasn't really in him to administer punishment; it was out of character for Tookie.

I remember when my mum was recording one of her songs called "Have it the way you want it" which she had written about Tookie. Anyway, Tookie didn't like the song much, and he went right up to the microphone while she was singing into it and started rustling the paper on his bar of Cadbury's, saying into the mic over my mum's singing and guitar playing "Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate". I must admit, it was funny!"

27thOctober 2012

THE GUARDIAN: "READERS RECOMMEND: DEBUTS
A nice review from the Guardian UK Newspaper dated Thursday 23 June 2011 which lists DEBORA second on the 'A LIST'.
"We're used to Marc Bolan's Larry-the-lamb voice now, but it must have sounded truly bizarre at first. Coupled with his idiosyncratic, wilfully naive songwriting style, it took T Rex two and a half years after their extraordinary debut, Debora, to become a chart-bestriding glam colossus. You wouldn't have bet on them doing it at all back in 1968, when Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrin Took performed on stage cross-legged, and adorned albums with John Peel-narrated fairytales." Nice to see an active link to HERE! READ THE ARTICLE HERE

LONDON TRANSPORT WIDGET
As you may well have noticed the Main Page now sports a useful London Transport Widget which you can use to find out the route from any Post Code, main-line or tube station in London.If you use a Post Code it will even tell you how long it will take you to walk to the station. The 'results' will also tell you of planned engineering work (usually at weekends) and pick the best route for you. There are Advanced Options, so you can select a day in the future to travel, or to pick different types of route, such as those with the least changes.
All jolly useful I hope you'll agree.

31st July 2011

STEVE TOOK BIRTHDAY SPECIAL ON RADIO FREE BRIGHTON
This programme was broadcast today and it has been uploaded to the player on the Radio & Video Player Page of this site (opens in a new window so you can continue to browse the site). This show includes rare audio interview clips of Steve Took talking to Paul Welsh for his Pentetration interview.
The next Steve Took Special will be broadcast on Sunday 21st August 2011 between 3:00pm and 4:00pm. You can listen live via Radio Free Brighton. Alternatively, you can Listen Here at any time afterwards (please allow two hours for the upload) via the player on the Main Page as listed above.

PAUL WELSH PENETRATION INTERVIEW
To read the Paul Welsh Penetration Interview Transcript (slightly edited to go with the audio recording better) simply Click Here. Please Note. This is not the entire interview. Some at the beginning is missed.

CRIKIT LOVELY REGGEA & HOWZAT
Both of the original Acetate Versions of these two songs (as opposed to the 2007 digitally remastered versions released in 2007 by EMI as bonus tracks on Lucky Leif and the Longships Remastered have now been added to the Radio & Video Player Page. EMI's Versions appear to be slightly longer than those on the acetate created on the 22nd July, 1974. However if you listen you'll notice that the 'digitally remastered versions' are actually playing slightly shower which is why they are longer!!

STEVE TOOK'S GRAVE PHOTOS
While Kevin and I were visiting Steve Took's grave last Thursday (28th July) on what would have been his 62nd Birthday we took (excuse the pun) some photos which can ve viewed on the Steve Took's Grave Page Video to follow!

STEVE TOOK ON FACE BOOK

If you're on Face Book come and be

Steve Peregrin Took's Friend!

A BIG THANKS TO STEVE'S SHOOTER'S HILL GRAMMAR SCHOOL FRIENDS
It was a delight to meet so many people who went to school with the lad they knew as Stephen Porter. They told me some things we didn't know and I was able to tell them things they didn't know. I look forward to meeting up with some of them in the future for proper interviews :-)

POCKETFULOFNOWT
Very humourous song - though Mickey Finn fans with no sense of humour (unlike Mickey himself I should add), will probably object to the line "cos Mickey is as hideous as ugly as sin"
Click Here to Listen Now

2nd June 2010

CAREER HISTORY UPDATED
David mantell has updated his "You can't go picking oranges off lamp-posts" The story of Steve Took's singer-songwriting career Steve Took career History which you can read starting Here. Please note that this has only been slightly updated as the rest will be in the Took Book :-)

NEW GIG POSTERS
A couple of really nice Gig Posters are up for auction by Christies in London on the 24th June, 2010 in their Popular Culture: Rock and Pop Memorabilia sale at South Kensington, London. However I've screen captured the images and added them to the Tyrannosaurus Rex Gig Poster Page.

LOT 13 This is a rare poster for 'Gollum's Cave' in Stoke. The description reads:- "A rare silkscreen concert poster Gollum's Cave, a club night at The Torch Club, Stoke On Trent, circa 1968 advertising the bands to appear throughout the month of May, artists include Edgar Broughton Band, Black Sabbath and Tyrannosaurus Rex -- 35x25in. (90x64cm.) framed". NICE :-) The price guide for this is £300 - £ 500 ($436 - $726).

LOT 44 This is for the Woburn Festival "A rare promotional poster Woburn Music Festival, Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 July, 1968 artists include: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers -- 8x11in. (20.5x29cm.)" This is billed as a 'Jimi Hendrix' item though as you can see Tyrannosaurus Rex also played :-) The price guide for this is also £300 - £ 500 ($436 - $726).

You can find out more info about the Gollum's Cave Poster on Christie's Web Site and the Woburn Festival Poster Here. You can use either link to browse round the other interesting items in this sale!

As a side-note: LOT 14 is a A circa 1968 Fender Custom Telecaster, which is one of a number of items from Tony Howard's Estate in this sale. Tony was Marc Bolan (and Hawkwind)'s manager until Marc's Death. The description for this guitar includes the part "accompanied by a photographs of Marc Bolan playing a similar guitar" so it doesn't specifically say it was Bolan's guitar. The Price Guide is £10,000 - £15,000 ($14,520 - $21,780). More about the Guitar.

SYD BARRETT, HAWKWIND & PINK FAIRIES TAPE TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER.
OK This is not Tookie, but is rather amazing. Will these be released once bought as hinted at in the 'blurb' below? We hope so!
"Bonhams: Sale 17973 - Entertainment Memorabilia, 23 Jun 2010 - Knightsbridge - Lot No: 212
A reel-to-reel tape recording of Syd Barrett and The Last Minute Put-Together Boogie Band, 1972, comprising a 1/4 inch tape on 10inch BASF spool in Agfa PE36 box with handwritten recording details, with statement of provenance
Estimate: ££2,500 - 3,500
Footnote: This was recorded at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge on 27th January 1972, at a concert featuring Hawkwind, Pink Fairies and a scratch band with Syd Barrett. Other musicians in the Last Minute Put Together Boogie band included Fred Frith (Henry Cow) on guitar and Twink (Pink Fairies) on drums.
A statement of provenance from Gary Lucas, founder of Spaceward Studios, accompanies the tape. He recorded the concert after a chance meeting in the street with the promoter, Steve Brink, who gave permission for a copy to be kept. It is possible that the tape offered here is the master but this cannot be proven. The concert was recorded on a 1/4inch Revox machine at 7 1/2ips, using a stereo microphone across the stage for drums/backline, with some of the front-of-house PA sound mixed in. The Boogie Band play five tracks before being joined on stage by Syd for a further three. Given the somewhat less than ideal conditions in the hall and the haste with which the recording was arranged, the audio quality is reasonable and it has been reported that preliminary enquiries as to the possibility of the recording being released have been made.
Contact the Specialist to discuss this lot or selling in a future sale: Email: Stephanie Connell: stephanie.connell@bonhams.com
Tel: +44 (0)8700 273 620
To subscribe to or order a Printed Catalogue quote ref: 17973
Tel: +44 (0) 1666 502 200
Bonham's Web Site - Click Here

SYD BARRETT BENEFIT EVENT IN LONDON: Tuesday, 13 July 2010 :: 19:30 - 23:00 pm
Here is the slimmed down description from Face Book:- "The memory of rock icon Syd Barrett is to be celebrated in London this July at 93 Feet East. This event is part of the Syd Barrett Fund’s activity to mark forty years since Syd’s debut solo album was released. The Syd Barrett Fund was set up by Syd’s sister Rosemary Breen following his death in 2006. The fund exists to support the work of Escape Artists.
1) ‘Skinbat Scramble’, unleash a post punk, psychedelic wall of sound to get the night underway.
2) They are followed by 'All schools are strange'
3) Topping the Bill are (drum roll) Department S. Formed in 1980, evolving from Punk/Ska outfit Guns for Hire, Department S’s early career saw them enjoy success with the RCA released ‘Is Vic There’, which gained them a spot on ‘Top of the Pops’, the Holy Grail of a Peel Session & a #1 hit in Spain. Massive Barrett fans, Department S are writing a song for inclusion on their forth coming album about Syd, & are sure to bring ‘Interstellar’ at 93 Feet East to a memorable climax. Expect energetic performances, psychedelic noise and perhaps a few cover versions of Syd’s inspirational work, that said, it wouldn’t be a tribute to Syd Barrett if we knew exactly what was going to happen."
Tickets expected to be £5.00 each
For more info visit the Facebook Group.
For more info on the venue Visit the 93 Feet East's own web site
Hubby Kev & I will be attending this, so Photos, Videos & Report will follow. Fee xxxxx

25th March 2010

NEW VIDEO :: STEVE TOOK LIVE AT STONEHENGE FREE FESTIVAL - JUNE 1980
Steve Took & Nik Turner with Here & Now & Cory as the Allstar Pyramid Stage Band at Stonehenge 'free' Festival 1980 with Videos and photos from Stonehenge 'free' Festivals (assorted years) plus photos of Steve Took and Nik Turner. Produced by hubby Kev after a jolly lot... of hard work on his part. Enjoy the Video Here

STEVE PEREGRIN TOOK ON FACEBOOK
There are several 'Steve Tooks' on Face Book but for the most active please visit THE STEVE PEREGRIN TOOK FACEBOOK GROUP and read/get involved in the discussions etc.

3rd January 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR VISITORS

INTERESTING TOOKIE MENTION

The recordoobscura blogspot has an album listed called ORGAN AND CHIMES CHRISTMAS FAVORITES with the organ played by Alexander Goodrich. This blogspot contains a rather nice Steve Took 'editor's note':
"something Steve Peregrin Took might have recorded had he not met Syd Barrett or dabbled in 'shrooms. A sound Xmas organ and chimes billet-doux to all ye Yuletide cherubs."

The link included as the album available as a download in two parts (side 1 & side 2 as its off vinyl). Or you can download both of them as a zip file Click Here (remember to Right Mouse Click the link)

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PIECE ON PIXIPHONESAND TALKING OF PIXIPHONES ...
I'm adding this to the web site to go with the revised entry on Wikipedia. Haven't I mispelt that? Actually No! It would seem that everyone has been spelling Pixiphone incorrectly as Pixiephone for over forty years (since Steve Took made it famous). Just like Tookie's middle name which is regularly spent incorrectly with a final 'e' Pixiphone suffers a similar fate though this time the 'e' is hammered into the centre of the word.

So take note: Its a Pixiphone

You can now find a page with illustrations of three different variations of the Pixiphone which was a trademarked name of Chas E. Methven Ltd, Catham, England Here.

OK THAT'S THE UPDATES THIS TIME

11th November, 2009


TRIBUTE TO TRUMPET PLAYER RICK WELSH


In memory of Rick Welsh who died of Cancer early this year. Ex Royal College of Music trained & an outstanding Trumpet player.

As we knew Rick Kev have produced a tribute for him. For the Stonehenge Compilation Video featuring a range of vintage film footage, posters and pix Kev used music by Nik Turner ex Hawkwind and Rick Welsh on Trumpet from Nik's album Kuband Kickasso and Nik's Ghost Dance.
Also in the multi-player is a compilation of Clips of Rick with Nik Turners Allstars, Inner City Unit, Hawkestra and working on his track Wall Of Sound track on Steve Took's Horns Album "Blow It!!!". There is also an MP3 loaded into the multi-player of the finished song from Rick on the Steve Took's Horns Album. Finally there is a Video of The story of Steve Took and his band The Horns and the making of the Album.
Visit our Tribute Here.

27th October, 2009

HAPPY 'DEATH DAY' TOOKIE
Yes today is the Twenty Ninth Anniversary of Steve Took's dead. Nice to read this Tony Visconti Appraisal of Steve Took's Role in Tyrannosaurus Rex which he left on Steve Took's My Space:-

"TONY VISCONT: Everyone has a different view of history. I missed Steve dearly when he was ousted from Tyrannosaurus Rex. Steve used to stay at my flat in Earls Court. The picture you are using was taken by me during a walk through Holland Park. I considered him to be an equal partner to Marc and I find myself still listening to that period more than the T. Rex period. Steve was incredibly talented." The image Tony was talking about can be seen Here and a screen capture of the actual My Space comment is below.

4th August, 2009

RICK WELSH RIP
It is with deep regret that we discovered that Rick Welsh has passed over.

28th July, 2009

STEVE TOOK IS (OR WOULD HAVE BEEN) AGED 60 TODAY
So, Tookie - Have a Good 'un :-) And the 'raining animated 'Happy Birthday' images on the main page - don't worry they'll be gone soon though they are pretty trippy!

17th July, 2009

MICK WAYNE
Apologies to Mick Wayne's daughter Abbegail Wayne for not listing her along with her older sister Sarah on his page.

Steve Took with Marc Bolan & June Child in 1969. Possibly in the USA?

This photo isn't great, but is a nice addition to the Tyrannosaurus Rex Era Gallery.

View the Photo Here.

Steve Took included in the '50 Greatest Rock Stars'
The text reads "The following 50 rock stars are NOT in order, so don’t get mad if someone is lower or higher than they should be ...". Well, what can we say? Other than "WICKED!"
Read the list here:- Wordpress (off site link - will open in a new window).

THE DAY I LENT MY BONGOS TO T. REX
OK This isn't new but I think it hasn't been listed here before. www.thestirrer.co.uk The Web Site that says its "news that matters, campaigns that count - for Birmingham, the Black Country and beyond". (off site link - will open in a new window)

INTERESTING PORTUGESE WEB SITE
You'll recognise quite a few of the content and images from here :-) http://bloguecentelha.blogspot.com. (off site link - will open in a new window) Peregrin is spelt incorrectly, but that's not a huge issue. Nice to see Tookie in Portugese :-) Try this link for the Babelfish Translation (off site link - will open in a new window).

'Cries from the Midnight Circus - Ladbroke Grove 1967-78'
Check out this Essay by Nigel Cross dated 2007:- www.terrascope.co.uk/Features/LadbrokeGrove.htm. (off site link - will open in a new window)

BRIEF TOOKIE MENTION IN A TELEGRAPH BLOG
Read It Here. (off site link - will open in a new window)

26th February, 2009

MARC BOLAN & T-REX WEB SITE WITH STEVE TOOK BIOGRAPHY
A lovely nice site by Elia Barcelona, Spain with a good amount of the Steve Took Biography being influenced by this site :-) Not that we mind as there is a link back to this site and its always nice to be credited as we aren't always! The photos we posted on the 5th February 2009 update were sent in (as it said in that update) by Elia, so a 'plug' for her site simply 'ties' it all in :-)
It was more than a bit ironic that when I visited the 'advert' playing (as piczo sites run ads to fund their free site) was 'talk to Frank' - anti-cannabis video! If the Link takes you to the main page (once you've got rid of that pesky piczo advert) click on 'Biographies' and then on 'Steve Took'

25th February, 2009

CLICK HERE FOR A LARGER VERSIONTHANK YOU FLYER

STEVE TOOK'S NAME SPENT INCORRECTLY!

Amazing! Its normally his middle name peeps get wrong (as detailed in the 1st February 2009 update with the Article on Took Signatures which covered the spelling of 'Peregrin')! What more can be said ... Other than the use of the naked photos of The Pink Fairies used to good effect :-)

Check Out the Flyer Here

CLICK HERE FOR A LARGER VERSIONCIRCUS MAGAZINE

This article scan is from the rear page of the American Magazine 'Circus' from January 1973. Many thanks to Eddie for the scan.

Read the Article Here

LATEST ONE HUNDRED VISITORS

This is the last one hundred visitors to visit the site including a 'zoom in' on the UK. Its always interesting to see where visitors come from :-)

Key:-
Red Dot:- Last Visitor
Green Dots:- Last Two to Ten Visitors
White Dots:- Last Eleven to one Hundred Visitors

5th February, 2009

CLICK HERE FOR A LARGER VERSIONFANTASTIC PHOTO OF PRE-BOLAN TOOKIE

I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I was when through My Space (which I hate but it obviously works) I was contacted by Bo a friend of Steve Took's with a fantastic Photo taken by Bo in late 1966 / early 1967. Certainy Pre-Tyrannosaurus Rex. View the Photo Here

If you click this link it will take you to Bo's My Space.

MORE PHOTOS OF TOOKIE This time they are from the early/mid 1970's. They were posted to the Tookie Mailing List by Elia. Many Thanks.

If you click the thumbnails you can view the new images directly although they have been added to the 1973 - 1975 Images Page

1st February, 2009

BOHEMIAN LOVE-IN REVIEW
I received this Great Review of the Bohemian Love-In Gig in an Email from Mike Scott lead singer with 'The Waterboys' (most famous for their classic hit 'The Whole of the Moon'). Read Mike's Review Here.

Thank You so Much for getting in Touch Mike :-)

Mike said he wrote a review at the time for a Scottish Fanzine called 'Kingdom Come' - if anyone has a copy please get in touch. There are Contact Details on Mike's Review page.

Also the Steve Took's Horns Page has been tidied.

STEVE TOOK 'AUTOGRAPHS'
Its amazing how rare Steve Took autographs are (well many will say not to surprising). There have been several very suspect signatures which I have been asked to look at in the past couple of years and the first one was brought to my attention by a Bolan 'fan' in 2005 who has been going on about it ever since, so I've written an Article

Read the Shindig Article Here2008 TYRANNOSAURUS REX ARTICLE

Nice Photo of Tookie on the Cover.

But of course, as usual Tookie's name doesn't get a mention on the cover. :-(

The article runs to seven pages in length (plus the cover) and the whole thing has been scanned for your enjoyment.

There are some glaring errors though!

Read the Shindig Article Scans Here





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