John Howard Anderson; Born 30thAugust 1949 and raised in the Pollok district of Glasgow to parents John (Snr) and Jeanie Anderson, one of two sons the other being Elliott. John never let his humble beginnings hold him back as he continued his education and, in later life, often commented that he was the only dustman (a short lived occupation) in Glasgow with A-levels. Following a brief period working for Collins the Publishers, John was to follow his dream (job) and true vocation as a Record Dealer. He later married Marisa (pronounced Mar-ee-sa) Anne Macdonald on the 10thof November 1973 who would become his rock and lifelong soulmate. Together they had a son, Stuart born in King’s Lynn during 1980.Continue reading John Anderson : The Eulogy.
“Why Can’t We Be Lovers”/”I’m Gonna Take My Time”
Release Date: 24th July 2020
When it comes to enduring musical legacies, it’s always inspiring when the melodic, grooving evergreen apples drop so close to the tree. The son and namesake of legendary singer, songwriter and record producer Lamont Dozier – one third of the famed Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting and production team – Lamont Dozier, Jr. grew up a child of Motown, steeped in and influenced by gospel, jazz and old-school R&B and immersing in the magic and creative mentorship of the likes of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross.Continue reading LAMONT DOZIER, JR.
Detroit 67 is the story of Detroit in the year that changed everything. Twelve monthly chapters take you on a turbulent year long journey through the drama and chaos that ripped through the city in 1967. Over a dramatic 12-month period, the Motor City was torn apart by personal, political and inter-racial disputes. It is the story of Motown, the breakup of The Supremes and the implosion of the most successful African-American music label ever. Set against a backdrop of urban riots, escalating war in Vietnam and police corruption, the book weaves its way through a year when soul music came of age, and the underground counterculture flourished. LSD arrived in the city with hallucinogenic power and local guitar-band MC5 -self-styled “holy barbarians” of rock went to war with mainstream America. A summer of street-level rebellion turned Detroit into one of the most notorious cities on earth, known for its unique creativity, its unpredictability and self-lacerating crime rates. 1967 ended in social meltdown, personal bitterness and intense legal warfare as the complex threads that held Detroit together finally unraveled. Detroit 67 is the story of the year that changed everything.