Cracking night at The Half Moon, Putney, to see Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, a thumping mix of soul classics. Lots of live music there, well worth a look . http://www.geronimo-inns.co.uk/london-the-half-moon/
Ahh Benedict Cumberpatch's mum, Wanda Ventham. What a corker she was in the mid-sixties. Could be seen in most British B films and in TV series, especially the ATV/ ITC.thriller series,The Saint, Danger Man, UFO, The Baron etc. ¥ http://youtu.be/PaMFYzrH5FE or http://youtu.be/X0zEFuYYsz0 'Ride My See Saw', the best, the only Moody Blues track. From the LP 'In Search of the Lost Chord'. Only got to no 42, for one week in December 1968, but it's become their anthem and the one they always finish their show with. The first rock song recorded on an 8 track recording machine. http://youtu.be/VC4njDm5Dzo
RIP to Jimmy Ruffin, Motown singer : "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted". In the UK since the 80s where he collaborated with Paul Weller of The Style Council on "Soul Deep" and with Heaven 17, singing "A Foolish Thing To Do" and "My Sensitivity".
Bar staff and chef wanted at Montague Pyke, Soho. Yes it's a chain but in the 80s it hosted the fabulous Marquee Club, est 1958 on Oxford Street, where many famous 60s artists performed and still has photos and prints from those days. For more info on the vacancies contact: http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-montagu-pyke. More on the Marquee Club here: http://www.themarqueeclub.net/history
Return of the Rude Boy, Somerset House until 25 August https://www.facebook.com/returnoftherudeboy