By Simon Parkes
In 1982, elderly twenty-three, Simon Parkes paid £1 for an almost derelict development in Brixton. Over the following fifteen years he became it into Britain's so much iconic tune venue. And now he's telling his tale: packed with fond - and wild - memories of the well-known musicians who performed on the venue, together with Robert Plant and Jimmy web page, Lou Reed, The Ramones, New Order, the Beastie Boys and The Smiths.
This is set one man's burning wish for achievement opposed to the chances, his ardour for stay tune and the thrill of these wasteland years, a much cry from the company international that controls the scene this present day. From rock-star debauchery and combining it up with Brixton gangsters to placing at the first criminal raves within the united kingdom and numerous backroom company offers, this can be the tale of ways to achieve company without event and fulfil your teenage fantasies.
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He was my doctor as well. When I got sick with a childhood disease, Dr. Madison came to the house. When I was due for a check-up, Mother took me to Dr. Madison’s office. My father had experienced symptoms that were initially diagnosed as a heart attack. After Dr. Madison went out the front door, Mother calmly explained to me that my father was not well and that he would have to go to the hospital in Sioux City for treatment. There was a small hospital in Akron (my brother was born there), but the Akron Hospital did not have the facilities needed.
I loved to go to the Orpheum, to the Theatre; seeing real people on the stage was much better than simply going to the movies. On one of our trips to Omaha for the High Holy Days, I learned that the Three Stooges were in town and would be performing at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday. I had to go. But, alas, I was not allowed to go — I had to be in the synagogue with my family. I reluctantly went to services, but I pouted and was miserable. Then the miracle happened! Shortly after the service had started, three men walked down the aisle, maneuvered into the row in front of us, and sat directly in front of me.
The class articles from the Akron Weekly were carefully preserved giving me a record of my early childhood that I had completely lost. Included was a photo of Mary Ellen and me taken when we were in kindergarten all dressed up as the Royal Attendants to the Homecoming King and Queen of the Akron K-12 school. I have many examples similar to the following “news” article which appeared in the Akron Weekly News in early 1944: Second Grade Alan Heeger spent last Thursday in Sioux City. Vincent Mc Mahon was absent on Wednesday due to illness.