Week commencing 4th March 2012
Manchester 1978 gig photos added
Striped Badge pic added
Weekend fever front cover link fixed
Week commencing 5th February 2012
Two new videos added to TV Appearances section for Top of the Pops and The Old Grey Whistle Test
Week commencing 22nd January 2012
Updated biogs for Andy Ellison and Martin Gordon
Nervous Wreck from Get It Together added to TV Appearances
Week commencing 7th August 2011
Andy Ellison will be a guest with T-Rextasy at the O2, London Greenwich on Sept 17th
Week commencing 13th March 2011
Photographs for Huddersfield Polytechnic added to 1978 section
Photographs for Leicester Uni added to 1978 section
Sept 28th 1979 gig added to gigography section
Week commencing 6th March 2011
Long and short profiles updated for Andy Ellison, updated profiles for Trevor White and Richie Davenport
Photographs for Aylesbury Friars added to 1978 section
Week commencing 30th January 2011
Photos added in 1978 section for The Real Me Session
April 4th 2010
Link to Amazon page where you can buy Radio Stars and related CDs on Home
Page along with videos from 100 Club.
Radio Stars’ biography, as well as ones for Andy Ellison, Martin Gordon,
Ian MacLeod, Smash, Jamie Crompton, Chris Gent and John Mackie have been
Gigography 2010 added with vidoes from 100 Club.
Mk. 23 line-up added in Music section.
Ticket for the 100 Club has been added.
LP labels added for “Radio Stars Holiday Album”, along with white label
French pressing for “Dirty Pictures”.
Website T-shirt added in Trivia section.
Japanese re-release of Songs For Swinging Lovers added in Discography
September 27th 2009
Band biography has been updated with things from 1976 and 1977.
Both of Andy’s biographies have been updated.
A link to an interview with Andy done during September 2009 has been added
to the Home Page.
“Nervous Wreck”/“Horrible Breath” jukebox single has been added to the
2 new badges added to trivia section.
Japanese Radio Stars Holiday Album added to discography section.
June 11th 2009
Both Andy Ellison’s biographies have been updated, and so has Martin
More photographs have been added to the 1978 section.
April 2nd 2009
More photographs added in sections for 1977 and 1978
January 18th 2009
Band biography has been updated with recording dates for the “Radio Stars
Holiday Album” thanks to Martin Gordon. Also the release dates (2007 &
2008) of for the Marc Bolan TV Show which has been released in Japan. This is
along with the Japanese re-released “Songs For Swinging Lovers” album in 1984
and the Portuguese compilation album “Sonido Chiswick” which features “No
Russians In Russia” and was released during 1978.
Japanese DVD release for the TV show “Marc – Marc Bolan TV Show” has been
“Terrible Mess (No-Good Shoebomber)” has been added to the Unreleased Songs
A UK white label test pressing of “Dirty Pictures” that I have obtained
recently has been added to that section of the Singles/EP’s Discography.
The CD section of the Discography is now complete.
The 1977 Photograph section is now complete.
December 23rd 2008
Band biography updated, along with Andy Ellison’s, Martin Gordon’s, Ian
MacLeod’s and Steve Budney’s biographies.
Set list added for London Greyhound 1982. Thanks to Nigel Sheppard.
Set lists added for the recent London Forum and Southampton Talking Heads
Line-Up’s for 1988-2008 have been updated.
Ticket for Southampton Talking Heads has been added
November 20th 2008
The DVD and Video sections in the Discography has been completed.
“Somewhere There’s A Place For Us” and “Music For The Herd Of Herring” have
been added to the CD section of the Discography.
October 30th 2008
Andy’s long and short biographies have been updated.
The Bootleg part of the Discography section have been completed.
Details of new gig in Southampton added.
October 9th 2008
The “Radio Stars Holiday Album” has been added to the the Cassette part of
the Discography section. This section is now complete.
The German pressing of the “Radio Stars Holiday Album” has been added to
the LP part of the Discography section.
“Catch A Wave” has been added to the Compilation part of the Discography
September 18th 2008
A French white label test pressing for the “Stop It” EP has been added to
the Singles in the Discography section.
Songs For Swinging Lovers has been added to the Cassettes section.
August 28th 2008
section of the Discography has been completed.
August 13th 2008
The website has been revamped – most content has been kept but rehoused in
July 15th 2008
New gigs added in 1979 gig listings
More images have added in the Compilation section of the Discography
June 10th 2008
Trevor White’s biography has been updated, and so has Chris Gent’s and
Kevin “Smash” O’Neil’s.
“Geef Voor New Wave” (Holland) and “Die Toten Hosen – Learning English
Lesson 1” (Germany) pictures added in Compilations section.
14th May 2008
The labels for an Experimental record for the “Radio Stars Holiday Album”
from the UK have been added. And also
the labels have been added to “Chiswick Chartbusters Vol. 1 & 2”.
25th April 2008
Band biography has been updated with recording dates in 1977 thanks to
The UK “Nervous Wreck” b/w “Horrible Breath” promo’ labels have been added
to UK Singles Discography.
UK Compilation LP’s section completed.
Andy’s online eBay shop now linked from home page.
30th March 2008
A gig review and five videos from the Blow Up Metro Club can now be
accessed from the Home Page.
Photograph section – all pages now have a placeholder page where site is
The French and German LP covers and labels have been added to the
25th March 2008
Discography section – all pages now have a placeholder page where site is
UK LP Discography completed.
12th March 2008
New Home Page with items to buy.
Both Andy Ellison biographies have been updated.
New T-Shirt has been added to that section in the Trivia section.
Set list has been added to the Gig section for the March 1st
A photo’ of Stephen Budney has been added to his biography.
Steve Parry’s biography has been updated.
Band biography has been updated.
11th February 2008
New front page and website dedicated to Chris Townson – July 24th
1947 – February 10th 2008
The band biography has been updated, along with Andy Ellison’s, Martin
Gordon’s, Ian MacLeod’s, Richie Davenport’s. A new biogrpahy for Stephen Budney
has been put up.
The Line-Up page 1988 – 2000 has been updated. It now reads 1988 – 2008 and
includes the latest line-up from the Blow Up Metro Club gig.
A new Radio Stars MySpace page has been added to the Links section.
6th January 2008
The band biography has been updated.
A new badge has been added in the Trivia section.
A new ticket has been added in the Trivia section.
“Eleanor Rigby” & “Nervous Wreck” 12” covers have been added in the
Singles section. Also the German sleeves and labels for “From A Rabbit”, the
Dutch sleeves and labels for “Dirty Pictures” and “From A Rabbit” as well as
the Spanish sleeves and labels for “Nervous Wreck” and “The Real Me”.
2nd December 2007
The band biography has been updated, along with Chris gent’s, TrevorWhite’s
and Richie Davenport’s.
The TV appearances have been added to the Line-Up section (1977-82)
The German sleeves and labels for “Dirty Pictues”, “Nervous Wreck” &
“From A Rabbit” have been added to the Singles Discography.
Andy’s long and short biographies have been updated.
Chris Townson’s biography has been updated.
Martin Gordon’s biography has been updated.
The 1977 & 1978 Gigography pages has been updated thanks to Martin
Gordon’s diaries from 1977 & 1978.
The TV Appearances page has been updated thanks to John Lovell, Martin
Gordon and Ian MacLeod.
The setlist for gig at the Paris Theatre in London on August 11th
1977 is now complete thanks to John Lovell.
The Radio Appearances page has been updated thanks to John Lovell and
Two links have been added to the Links page.
A new programme cover and page added to Programmes in the Trivia section.
Steve Parry’s biog’ has been updated.
French sleeves and labels have been added for “Dirty Pictures” and the
“Stop It” EP in the ‘Singles/EP’s Discography’ section.
The Home Page has a new look with the addtition of “No Russians In Russia”
“Radio Stars”, The Real Me”, “Good Personality”, “My Mother Said” and the
“Eleanor Rigby” 12” promo have been added to the Singles Discography
Chris & Andy were interviewed by Phil King on June 7th. This
is for the magazine Bucketfull Of Brains. I understand the article is mainly
about Jook, but could include Jet and Radio Stars.
Andy Ellison & Chris Townson have recently been interviewed for a TV
documentry on Marc Bolan. This will be shown on ‘Arena’ on BBC 4 around
“Sugarlumps 2” is a compilation album on the Acid Jazz label and was
released on April 16th. Andy Ellison sings the Andy Lewis penned
song “Disappear Across The Sky”.
John’s Children will be appearing at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London on
September 15th to commerate the 30th anniversary of the
death of Marc Bolan. John’s Children will probably be doing about 3 songs.
Having just got back in touch with Steve Parry, quite a few things have
changed in the band biography between April and July 1978. Plus at the end of
1978 as well.
Both Line-Up pages have been updated.
1978 gig listing has been updated.
Steve Parry’s biography has been updated and 2 new pics have been added.
Jamie Crompton’s biography has been updated.
Both of Andy’s biographies have been updated.
Chris Townson’s biography has been updated.
Trevor White’s biography has been updated. Trevor now has his own My Space
site at www.myspace.com/nevertrevor
This has been added to the Links section along with the My Space site for his
early 80’s band The Four Squares - www.myspace.com/thefoursquares
John’s Children have a gig at the Inn on the Green (Parliament Club),
Portobello Road, London on Saturday May 19th.
This is the new John’s Children My Space site – www.myspace.com/legendaryjohnschildren
This is the site for information regarding the line-up featuring Andy, Chris,
Boz and Phil.
The “Nervous Wreck” (UK) labels and sleeves for the 7” release have been
added to the ‘Discography’ section. Along with “Nervous Wreck” 12” and “From A
Tuesday 20th March saw Andy record vocals to a new Andy Lewis
song called “Top Of The Tower”. Hopefully this song will appear on Andy Lewis’
new album. “Dissapear Across The Sky” which Andy did vocals on during October
2006 has now been removed from Andy Lewis’ website.
“I’m A Londoner” can now be heard on the John’s Children My Space site at www.myspace.com/johnschildren3
This line-up of the band features Andy, Chris, John Hewlett and Trevor White.
2 gigs have been added to the 1977 list. These being at the London
Nashville on 30th October and at the Nikkers Club in Keighley on 6th
Radio Stars were mentioned in the March issue of Classic Rock in an article
on the Roundhouse in North London (One paragraph, third from the end). Radio
Stars were the last band to play there on November 5th 1978.
Additional information has been added to the “Dirty Pictures” b/ w “Sail
Away” page in the ‘Discography’ section.
Andy Ellison’s biography has been updated, along with Chris Townson’s and
A set list has been added for the Singen gig in Germany on 6th
8 sets of lyrics have been added to the ‘Lyrics’ section. 62 sets are now
The “Stop It” EP (UK) labels and sleeves have been added to the Discography
Kid Jensen Radio 1 session – October 17th 1978 has been added to
the ‘Radio Appearances’ section and ‘Band’ biography.
6 sets of lyrics have been added to the ‘Lyrics’ section.
The April edition of ‘Uncut’ (out in March) will feature one page on John’s
Children when they supported The Who in
1967 in Lugwigshafen, Germany and caused total meyhem. This will be in the ‘You
Had To Be There’ section.
On Saturday 15th September, Andy Ellison will be appearing at
the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London to commerorate the 30th
anniversary of Marc Bolan’s death.
For the John’s Children gig at Manchester’s Night And Day Club on Friday 9th
March, the band will have ex Lush and Jesus & Mary Chain member Phil King
A pic’ of John Mackie in Stukas has been added to his biography.
Tour Programmes and T-Shirt sections have been added to the Trivia
section. 4 set of lyrics have been
added. “Dirty Pictures” (UK) labels and
sleeves have been added in the Discography section. 1 sticker has also been
added in the Sticker section.
On Andy Ellison’s MySpace site two ‘things’ have been added for you to
John’s Children’s gig at the Night and Day club in Manchester has now been
changed to March 9th.
12 Badges and 10 Stickers have been put up in Trivia section.
“She’s So Dissatisfied” can now be heard on the Home Page.
John’s Children are playing at the Night & Day Café in Manchester on
Friday February 2nd 2007. The band will also be doing a radio
session for Marc Riley on his BBC 6 Music show earlier in the day.
Martin Gordon has released a Blue Meanies album titled “Pop Sensibility”
featuring 21 songs. This is through his Radiant Future label via iTunes on the
internet only. The artwork is available from his web site – www.martingordon.de Also check out
Martin’s My Space page – www.myspace.com/martingordon
Island Records have re-mastered the Sparks albums “Kimono My House” which
features Martin Gordon, plus “Propaganda” and “Indescreet” which features
Trevor White. All three albums have ‘B’ sides and live songs added.
17 sets of lyrics
9 tickets put up
in the Trivia section.
Andy has recorded the vocals for the Andy Lewis song “Disappear Across The
Sky”. This can be heard on his ‘My Space’ web site -www.myspace.com/andylewisuk
More setlists added for a number of gigs in 1988 and 1992-96 sections.
19 sets of lyrics added.
2 unreleased songs added.
DJ Marc Riley who has an evening show on BBC 6 Music during the week played
Andy’s version of “Hippy Gumbo” on October 12th. Marc also gave out
information about Andy’s album and mentioned that he had offered Boz Boorer a
John’s Children session for around February 2007. A couple of months ago Marc
intereviewed Andy live on his ‘Marc Riley’s Mint Show’ (Sunday evenings 10 pm –
1 am) show and played “Fool From Upper Eden”.
On September 27th Andy phoned the Danny Baker Show on BBC Radio
London. Danny was wanting people to phone in and tell them about the strangest
things they had seen bands have on stage. So Andy told him when Radio Stars had
two washing machines on stage………….and working too !!
Various biographies have been updated and thanks to Neil Richardson a
Carlisle setlist has been added for the band’s Holiday Tour in 1978.
Band biography updated, as well as various personal biographies. New links
have been added and various lyrics as well.
“Songs For Swinging Lovers” and “Radio Stars Holiday Album” (both albums
have been remastered) have been released by Ace Records. Andy’s solo album
“Cornflake Zoo” has finally been released by Voiceprint Group of Companies.
Various biographies, including the band biography have been updated.
1st August 2006
Andy’s solo album has been
delayed yet again. This time there has been a printing error and the running
order of the songs on the CD do not corrispond with the running order on the
artwork. Stay tuned…………..
John’s Children have been
doing the odd reherasal here and there at the complex in Mill Hill (July 20th
& July 31st just to name two…….ha ha !!), and on August 1st
decided to record a punk version of “Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner”.
18th June 2006
John’s Children featuring three
original members – Andy, Chris Townson and John Hewlett, along with Trevor
White, who was scheduled to join the band in late 1967 have recorded a World
Cup song called “Come On England (Our English Sons)”.
The song started life as an
idea by John (a four note bass lick). John took his four notes to Trevor who
expanded the idea and when all four members were in the studio the song was
worked on even more. The studio used is in a complex in Mill Hill, North London
and it has both rehearsal and recording facilities.
Two rehearsals took place
towards the end of May and the recording was done on June 2nd and 4th. The mixing was done on June 6th,
with mastering taking place at Townhouse Studios on June 9th. The song is in a heavy rock type vein with a
punk sing-a-long anthem. Copies have been pressed up and distributed around
various radio stations in and around the London area and the North of England.
Ace Records will be releasing
the “Radio Stars Holiday Album” at the end of June.
Voiceprint Group of Companies
will be releasing Andy’s solo album “Cornflake Zoo” on August 7th.
4th June 2006
John’s Children featuring
Andy, along with Chris Townson, Trevor White and John Hewlett started to record
a World Cup song at a studio in Mill Hill, London on June 2nd. Another
recording session took place on June 4th and as far as I know the
song will be called "Come On England".
The band biography, along with
biographies for Chris Gent and Trevor White have been updated. The unreleased
songs section has been added and so has sections for sheet music, TV
appearances and the gigs for 1977.
Ace Records released
"Songs For Swinging Lovers" at the end of May. All tracks have been
Andy is to record the vocals
for a song titled "Across The Sky" written by Andy Lewis for his next
23rd April 2006
Andy’s new album “Cornflake
Zoo” has been delayed because Voiceprint are trying to get an extra song
“Heather Lane” added. Andy recorded the
song with Andy Lewis and it has previously featured on the albums “Sugarlumps”,
a compilation and Andy Lewis’ solo album “Billion Pound Project”. Negotiations
with Acid Jazz Records are currently ongoing to get the song on Andy’s album.
26th March 2006
March 27th - Martin
has a 3 CD boxset coming out on the Radiant Future label. This is titled “The
Mammal Trilogy” and features the 3 CDs that he has released so far.
April 10th - Andy’s
“Cornflake Zoo” album is being released. This will be released on the
Voiceprint Group of Companies label. The album features released and unreleased
material from the 60's, as well as unreleased material from the 80's, 90's and
the present day.
May 22nd - Martin
has an album coming out titled "How Am I Doing So Far?" This will be
released on the Radiant Future label and features 16 tracks from his first
three albums, as well as 4 bonus tracks of unreleased songs. Martin also has a
new album coming out later in the year.