COMING SOON - A WHOLE NEW RE-VAMPED HTML5 WEB SITE.
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STEVE PEREGRIN TOOK WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN 66 TODAY.|
NEW VIDEO SECTION
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Added information on Steve Took's relationship with SYD BARRETT
STEVE TOOK'S ANNIVERSARY.
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
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.
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
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 :-)
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
SYD BARRETT, HAWKWIND & PINK FAIRIES TAPE TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER.
SYD BARRETT BENEFIT EVENT IN LONDON: Tuesday, 13 July 2010 :: 19:30 - 23:00 pm
|25th March 2010|
NEW VIDEO :: STEVE TOOK LIVE AT STONEHENGE FREE FESTIVAL - JUNE 1980
STEVE PEREGRIN TOOK ON FACEBOOK
|3rd January 2010|
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR VISITORS
INTERESTING TOOKIE MENTION
AND TALKING OF PIXIPHONES ...
OK THAT'S THE UPDATES THIS TIME
|11th November, 2009|
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|
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
|28th July, 2009|
STEVE TOOK IS (OR WOULD HAVE BEEN) AGED 60 TODAY
|17th July, 2009|
Steve Took included in the '50 Greatest Rock Stars'
THE DAY I LENT MY BONGOS TO T. REX
INTERESTING PORTUGESE WEB SITE
'Cries from the Midnight Circus - Ladbroke Grove 1967-78'
BRIEF TOOKIE MENTION IN A TELEGRAPH BLOG
|26th February, 2009|
MARC BOLAN & T-REX WEB SITE WITH STEVE TOOK BIOGRAPHY
|25th February, 2009|
THANK YOU FLYER
LATEST ONE HUNDRED VISITORS
|5th February, 2009|
FANTASTIC PHOTO OF PRE-BOLAN TOOKIE
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.
|1st February, 2009|
BOHEMIAN LOVE-IN REVIEW
STEVE TOOK 'AUTOGRAPHS'
2008 TYRANNOSAURUS REX ARTICLE