Original drummer of 1960s chart act, The Tremeloes’ Dave Munden has died aged 76.
“It was what I like to call “the golden period”. It was non-stop!,” enthused Brian “Licorice” Locking recalling his 18-month stint with The Shadows between 1962 and 1963 when I interviewed on October 6 last year. It’s sad then that just over a year later, I have to report that Brian, who replaced The ShadowsContinue reading ““Golden Period” Shadows Bass Guitarist, Brian “Licorice” Locking Remembered”
BBC Radio Wales broadcaster Chris Needs has died at the age of 68, Andy Howells pays tribute with an archive interview with Chris prior to a live show in Newport during September 2013.
The first Welshman to have a solo UK Number One hit, Ricky Valance died at the age of 84 on June 12, his agent has confirmed. Andy Howells interviewed the Ynysddu born singer in 2010 and pays tribute to him here.
Andy Howells celebrates the work of Welsh writer, Sion Eirian.
Andy Howells remembers two music legends we lost in 2018 Eddy Amoo of The Real Thing and Chas Hodges of Chas & Dave, through interviews in their own words
Andy Howells pays tribute to the musician, Chas Hodges, whose career included working with Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Joe Meek and of course as one half of Chas & Dave!
Andy Howells pays tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth with an archive interview from 2015.
I was sad to learn of the passing of actor, Rodney Bewes on November 21. I had grown up loving the comedic adventures of The Likely Lads on television. Both Rodney and James Bolam brought Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais creations of Bob and Terry so vividly to life, while similarly reflected the changingContinue reading “Remembering Likely Lads Actor Rodney Bewes – 2013 Interview”
Earlier this week, Entertainment South Wales was sad to hear of the death of TV presenter and actor, Keith Chegwin at the age of 60. Back in 2013, Andy Howells interviewed Keith ahead of his appearance as Drosselmeyer in Nutcracker on Ice at Wales Millennium Centre. Known affectionately to many of his fans as “Cheggers”,Continue reading “Talking Theatre: Nutcracker On Ice Role Was Cheggers’ Career Highlight”