At home he’s Dad; on stage he’s David

At home in Ferndown most of the time he’s just Dad to his two boys, but at least two or three nights a week – sometimes more – Laurence Bolwell dons make up, wigs and a series of outlandish costumes to become a starman; The Starman in fact, David Bowie. For 19 years Laurence has kept Read More…

Bournemouth in the Stones Age

When William Wordsworth wrote: ‘Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven’ he could have been writing about the seismic cultural changes which occurred in post-war Britain. For many in the UK, the 1960s was ‘that dawn’ and to be young and in the right place at Read More…

Roger Daltrey 19:03:2011

O2 Academy Bournemouth A meticulous performance of controlled power and measured musicianship saw Roger Daltrey roll back the years, all 42 of them, as he lead a crack band through The Who’s 1969 opus, Tommy, at the Academy. In his first Bournemouth show since the album’s original release, when The Who warmed up for the Read More…

The Cream of the pop crop

NOT that it was any mystery to her, but Echo reader Vivian Pittard (nee Green) from Chalbury Hall, near Wimborne has solved the Cream mystery we reported recently in Snapshots. A local legend seemed to have been built up around the idea that Eric Clapton’s 1960s blues-rock supergroup Cream played a gig at the Pavilion Read More…