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Disc and Music Echo / 23 November 1968

Goodness me, what a lot of gossip. It’s always a thrill to see now-legendary figures talked about in these terms. Amongst other things, this provides a fascinating background to the launch of Barry Ryan’s solo career, a bizarre claim from Peter Frampton about The Herd’s road manager, a report of BBC royalty Robin Scott moving onto Television from Radio 1, a fascinating glimpse of Episode Six, and a review of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society which suggests that the writer considers them has-beens in pop terms, even if they respect the album.

There’s also an hilarious quote from Dave Clark about what some may have considered an attempt to piggy-back on England’s 1966 World Cup success for the single ‘Live In The Sky’. Sorry Dave, it only reached number 39.

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The Entertainers Entertain

Woman's Own / 17 August 1968

Don’t say that I’m not good to you. Here, we have a real treat; major stars of the 1960s give us an exciting glimpse into their lives via their cooking. Nowadays, this sort of feature is commonplace, especially on TV, although the ‘celebrity chef’ phenomenon had just about begun, with Fanny Cradock already an established star. However, the more relaxed approach was gaining popularity, as we can see in this feature, and it’s worth considering that The Galloping Gourmet was soon to become well-known in the UK.

For me, the use of the word ‘pace-setter’ in a pop culture sense, the explanation of brunch, and the definition of gazpacho as a cold soup is a lovely sign of the times, (although the serving of mixed salad as a separate course is still not common in the UK), and the whole feature is topped off with the phrase “NEXT WEEK: Supper with Engelbert Humperdinck and lunch with Dilys Watling.” What a hectic social calendar!

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