For any John Mclaughlin guitar fans this is a must read book!
Ironically, there is not a lot written about Jazz/Fusion guitar legend John Mclaughlin so it’s refreshing to get a great wedge of a book to digest that encapsulates new and intriguing info.
Anyone with an interest in the gritty reality of 60’s London will find this book an immensely enjoyable read!
On a separate note: Looking back at London Music haunts today and Yesteryear!
Denmark Street London: Hanks Guitars [What used to be Andy’s guitar workshop]
Denmark Street London: What used to be Hanks!
Charing Cross Road: The Famous Macari’s Musical instruments. This shop has been going steady for years and will hopefully keep going steady for years to come!
Charing Cross Road: The original shop. Macari’s Musical Exchange. Opened 1958. Want an amp fixed Joe and Larry can do it!
What was “Selmer” where John Mclaughlin worked. It became the Turn Key Shop a hugely successful musical instruments and technology retailer until 2007/2008 when “Shockingly” it closed it’s doors.
The Turnkey shop: s h u t! Hard to believe at the time, it was always such a successful business with two full page sales spreads in the monthly music technology magazines. I spent a few quid in there, I can tell you!
The Flamingo Club: Wardour Street Soho London: It’s now O’Neill’s pub.
Ronnie Scott’s 47 Frith St, Soho, London. The old place was situated at 39 Gerrard Street
Ah,Remember the good ‘ole days?
Back to the book about the 60’s Music Scene!
A truly great book that delves into the 60’s London music scene and sheds light on all the different characters of the day interwoven in a fascinating tapestry with guitarist supremo Jonny Mclaughlin as the main protagonist extraordinaire!
BATHED IN LIGHTNING
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, THE 60S AND THE EMERALD BEYOND
by COLIN HARPER £14.95