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A couple of years ago I
may have mentioned it in an earlier newsletter, the boys
were invited to present the trophies at the banger
racing finals. The origins of this go back to the 1970s
when "Mouldy Old Dough" was played at some of these race
venues to accompany the events. The song soon spread
amongst the banger racing fraternity and incredibly has
survived to become the banger racer's nationwide anthem!
Sadly Rob and Nigel weren't able to take up the
invite two years ago because of the awkward location,
Happily, this year's finals took place in
Hednesford which is far more conveniently placed for Rob
and Nigel. Unfortunately Rob had a prior engagement on
the race day, September 26th, but Nige went along. "The
weather", he told me, "Could have been warmer but the
welcome received more than made up for that". Apparently
a great day was had by all and if we can get hold of any
photos from the day I'll put them up on our site.
Happy birthday to Don Ker on
October 3rd, original guitarist with Stavely Makepeace,
who's now just one year from his 70th! Sadly Don hasn't
enjoyed the best of health of late so we wish him a
speedy return to full strumming. Dust down that guitar
That's it for now folks!
A treat for all of you who have been waiting for Rob and
Nigel to release some new songs. Three new CDs will be on
our sales page within the next few days...probably sooner!
There's a Stavely Makepeace "Double A side"
release, A trilogy from Lieutenant Pigeon and last but not
least, a superb offering from Rob as a solo artiste. Keep
an eye on the sales page for details.
Also out before long will be a superb book written by Dave Thompson
called "The A to Z of Glam" which will feature both
Stavely Makepeace and Lieutenant Pigeon. This is one not to miss.
Dave was born in England but since 1989 has lived in the USA. He's had
several best sellers published worldwide and now has devoted
his attention to writing a comprehensive account of the
music scene in the early seventies, an era he feels
No other news at present but don't forget to keep your interesting
e.mails coming in, we always appreciate them.
Good wishes Bill B.
Due to its popularity the
Music Exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry was
extended until February. All the memorabilia and
paraphernalia loaned to the Museum by the boys has been
returned...with interest! I'll explain. They made a 6ft
cutout of Rob playing guitar which has found its way back
here. The question is, what to do with it? Any suggestions??
Some of you will be aware of
an all female singing trio called Miss Fitz. The father of
Marina Berry from the group, is a very old friend of the
boys, Colin Berry. This friendship goes back over 40 years.
Sadly Miss Fitz won't be representing Britain in this year's
Eurovision Song contest, despite reaching the finals a week
or two back. However, Marina likes a song Rob and Nigel have
written and would very much like the girls to record it when
they are next in the studio. Fingers crossed eh!
Incidentally, when Marina was 18 she did some demos in our
studio with Rob, so she's no stranger to our duo.
Good old Chris Evans! He said he
wouldn't forget Lieutenant Pigeon and he's been true to his
word. He featured Mouldy Old Dough on his morning show on St
Patrick's Day. Good on yer Chris. (Pity it wasn't a
different track though Nige said!)
Finally for this newsletter, there's a facebook group who's sole
intention seems to be to get Mouldy Old Dough back to number
one in the charts this Christmas. Anyone interested in perusing
their site should go to
Bye for now. Bill
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