Exorcising Ghosts: Strawbs & Other Lives

Exorcising Ghosts: Strawbs & Other Lives

by Dave Cousins

Hardcover

$28.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780956588715
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Dave Cousins has recorded over 250 deeply personal and spiritual songs and published the lyrics as ‘Secrets, Stories & Songs’. In 2002 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of his work in music and radio.

Table of Contents

Prologue 13

1 Joe Hindson's Only Son 15

2 My Father Figures 21

3 At School We Were Always Close Together 25

4 Putting On The Style 31

5 With Music In Mind 33

6 Strawberry Picking 37

7 Where Do We Go From Here? 41

8 Headstrong Days 45

9 Finding My Feet 49

10 Roll The Presses 53

11 The London Apprentices 57

12 Testing Times 61

13 The Evangelist, The Source, & The Challenge 67

14 The Man Who Sold The World 71

15 The Radio Hamlet 75

16 Songs In Need Of A Voice 79

17 The Extraordinary Tale Of Two Young Girls 81

18 The Girl In The Long White Dress 83

19 All Our Own Work 89

20 The Tracks Of Our Tears 93

21 Or Am I Dreaming? 97

22 The First Album, Or Was It? 101

23 If At First You Don't Succeed 105

24 'Strawbs' Takes Off 107

25 My Early Days As A Session Player 113

26 Enter The Dragonfly 117

27 The Initiation Of Rick Wake man 123

28 The Hounslow Arts Lab 127

29 Overnight Sensations 131

30 Tales From The Witchwood 137

31 In The Grave New World 143

32 The Thatcher's Tale 149

33 Grave New World - The Movie 153

34 Two Weeks Last Summer 155

35 Strawbs' First Time In America 161

36 Buttling To Go 167

37 Bloodbath On Rodeo Drive 173

38 The Hero And The Heroin 177

39 Seeing Ghosts 103

40 Nomads Or Complete Madness? 189

41 Making Deep Cuts 193

42 Dog Eats Dog 197

43 The Strange Case Of The Crimson Strawb 201

44 Burning For We Or For You 205

45 Meeting Deadlines 207

46 Something For Nothing 213

47 The Birth Of Independent Radio 217

48 Climbing Heartbreak Hill 221

49 The Aftermath 225

50 The Heart And Soul Of Devon 231

51 The Demise Of Strawbs 235

52 Twenty Four Hours A Day 239

53 At The Heart Of What's Happening 245

54 Seeing Stars 251

55 The Sad Farewell 255

56 The Long Way Back 261

57 The Mid-life Crisis 265

58 Capital Radio Lends A Helping Hand 269

59 A Tale Of Two Sexes 271

60 DevonAir Rules The Waves 275

61 The Last Knockings 279

62 Beat The Cheat 283

63 Enter Gemini Radio 287

64 CLT Calling 293

65 Radio Wind Down 299

66 The Resurrection 303

67 Return To The Witchwood 307

68 Back In The Real World 313

69 Cruising Into The Sunset 319

Epilogue 323

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews