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The Animals – Newcastle invades the US by Stephen Payne Last week we talked about Slade and how they rocketed to success in the early to mid-seventies. We mentioned that they were managed by a man named Chas Chandler, who was the original bassist for the Animals. This man also managed Jimi Hendrix, so he […]

by Stephen Payne Well, that’s it, Christmas done for another year. We have all eaten too much, drank too much, and sat around watching too much tv. Here at Leighton Buzz Radio though it’s all about the music and I’m sure that while we all love them Christmas songs, it may be nice to have […]

by Stephen Payne Many great bands came out of the first wave of British punk rock. While groups such as the Sex Pistols would come to represent the movement as a whole, there were many other bands that used the time to try new and experimental music. None had quite the same lasting impact as […]

by Laura Polkinghorne Zoë Curlett and Bella Barlow will be starring in Deck The Halls Christmas Concert at The Recreation Rooms on 19 December 2020. Both from a musical theatre background, the duo will be performing some well-loved Christmas classics as well as new and festive material.   The concert will consist of a one act cabaret celebrating all […]

by Stephen Payne One of the great rock acts of the 70’s Suzi Quatro will be appearing in the Royal Albert Hall the year after next on 20 April 2022. At that point, it means that Suzi would have been in the business for an amazing 58 years. This announcement comes as the star released […]

Boy bands were big in the 90s, but there was one obvious problem with them, they were all male. There had been girl bands in music forever and the 80s had a great selection of them, but where was the girl band to represent the next generation. Father and son team Bob and Chris Herbert […]

by Eryl Hardman Born in Birmingham on the 3 December 1948 Ozzy (born John Michael Osbourne)  is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality.  He rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, during which period he adopted the nickname “Prince of Darkness”. With his wife Sharon, […]

As we enter the first week of December and Leighton Buzz Radio launches it’s Christmas music mix, there’s a hint of festivity in the air, and time to look back at what happened in this week for music way back when. by Laura Polkinghorne   Keeping with the snowy theme, on 1st December 1990, Vanilla Ice […]

by Stephen Payne The 80s were a time of great revolution for music, the popularity of electronica and a burgeoning pop scene were the hallmarks of the decade, but as they always do things change. The mid to late part of the decade saw popular music take on a big change. While the pop and […]

by Stephen Payne   So many classic British bands came out of the punk movement of the late 70s. When the period ended in 1979, many bands had to either change their sound or fade away. We previously mention Adam Ant, but another famous Duo that came out of this movement was the Eurythmics.  Annie […]