The Vitals Release date: 5 October 1973 UK chart peak: #1 Running time: 76:20 Singles: Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting (#7), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (#6), Bennie and the Jets (#37), Candle in the Wind (#11) Widely considered to be Elton John’s greatest work, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was recorded at the Château d’Hérouville (where his […]Read More #MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Well that was one way to start the new year… And considering everything else going on around the same time I think I managed to cope rather well, to be honest – if you were following my diary posts and Instagram stories you’ll have a better idea! This time I began my week on a […]Read More #MindTheMusicals 2020: round-up
A new one for Mind the Blog this year! Following Bohemian Rhapsody last autumn, I started paying more attention to cinema; it’s cheaper than theatre (especially with my work perks), I was interested in seeing the awards competition, and there seemed to be a lot of interesting stories being told. I learned quickly that there’s a […]Read More Favourite films 2019
As this is slightly different to my previous challenge weeks, I thought that regular diary updates would be the best plan – so you can see how I’m keeping it Queen on a daily basis! Throughout the week I’ll be visiting as many key London locations from the band’s history, plus I’ll be sure to […]Read More #MindTheBand (Queen): Diary
The slightest of delays in getting this one out – but if you were dealing with unco-operative internet, a laptop whose keyboard still won’t work, and a manic month at work to prepare for, you’d be in the same boat. News Tower Theatre in Stoke Newington is celebrating its first anniversary, and will be […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s Autumn/Winter 2019
Earlier this year saw the long-anticipated release of the “musical fantasy” Rocketman, a biopic with a difference that stars Taron Egerton as Elton John – plus a couple of weeks ago the man himself marked 29 years of sobriety. His own farewell tour is still ongoing, however Liquid Lunch Productions have come up with the […]Read More Elton John: Rocket Man Live!
Superheroes and musicians seem to be the go-to subjects for films at the moment; after the success of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody over the winter, we now have Rocketman gracing the screens. Written by Lee Hall (best known for Billy Elliot and also responsible for the stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, amongst others) and directed […]Read More Rocketman
You may remember that last year I provided you with one of these big preview posts every month. Whilst it was interesting to find out what was going on across the country (and remind myself of things I still needed to see), the self-imposed pressure of compiling so much every few weeks started to cause […]Read More Never Mind The Blog… Here’s Spring/Summer 2019