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by Eryl Hardman This week we say Happy Birthday to Petula Clark Petula Clark, CBE (born Sally Olwen Clark; 15 November 1932 in Epsom, Surrey) is a singer, actress and composer whose career spans eight, yes eight decades! No wonder she has been on Desert Island Discs three times! Her professional career began during World […]

by Laura Polkinghorne It is time to step back in time and take a look back over some historical moments in music, that happened on the same days this week. What was the UK number 1 way back when, and what was your favourite artist up to in the month of November in their heyday? […]

by Stephen Payne Last week we talked about how Boney M. are performing at a local festival called Chilfest. The famous Disco band is not the only big name there though, headlining the event is the prince of New Wave, Adam Ant. While Adam (Stuart Leslie Goddard) and his band the Ants are often categorised […]

Today  we celebrate Stuart Leslie Goddard’s birthday. by Eryl Hardman You may know him better as Adam Ant. Born on 3rd November 1954, Adam Ant became famous as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits, including three UK No. […]

When people think of countries that have had great Disco bands, most will probably mention the USA with Donna Summer, or the UK with The Bee Gees, not many people would mention Germany. by Stephen Payne West Germany in 1974 was home to a singer-songwriter known as Frank Farian. In December of that year, this […]

By: Eryl Hardman Starting close to home, we celebrate Cleo Laine, DBE who celebrates her 93rd birthday this week on 28 October 1927. Born Clementine Dinah Bullock, Cleo is the only female performer to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music categories. As many of us living in and around Milton […]

A round up of live events by Laura Polkinghorne This week Spotlight on: Impetus – a high energy gig at The Crooked Crow Bar Impetus, a hard-core metal band, will be performing at The Crooked Crow Bar on October 24, 2020. Originating in Leighton Buzzard, the band consists of four members: Smithy on vocals and […]

The Prince of Pop will discuss his six decades in music and early death of his father   Piers Morgan continues his hit talk show, inviting more familiar faces from all walks of life to share some of their stories in a relaxed and personal setting. The host talks to veteran entertainer Sir Cliff Richard, […]

Leighton Town Football Club receives £54K funding for refurbishment Leighton Town Football Club has been awarded £54k in funding to carry out major refurbishment to the club’s facilities. The funding, which is made up from money secured by Central Bedfordshire Council from new local housing developments and also a Community Asset Grant, will see an […]

Brad Gommon photographer has been capturing what lock down looks like on the doorsteps of Leighton Buzzard.   Brad has been using his hour a day to take pictures of families in lock down on their doorsteps and asking them to use props to explain their lock down experience.  Brad told us he has been […]