Songworks #3: Feast of Stephen by Mike Heron (and John Cale)

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On the face of it, you couldn’t think of two bands more diametrically opposed than the Incredible String Band and the Velvet Underground. Yet in 1970 two of their number collaborated on an all-star album and, in particular, on one song: Feast of Stephen. Dramatis personae In 1970 Mike Heron of the Incredible String Band … Read moreSongworks #3: Feast of Stephen by Mike Heron (and John Cale)

Updates on Kevin Ayers and Dr Strangely Strange

Here are some updates on a couple of the ‘Inspirations’ I’ve written about – Kevin Ayers and Dr Strangely Strange. Kevin Ayers I was contacted by a Rich Weinstein who is a massive Kevin Ayers fan. He’s put together a feature-length YouTube piece on Kevin Ayers called The Kevin Ayers Story: It Begins With a … Read moreUpdates on Kevin Ayers and Dr Strangely Strange