Rick Wakeman, pianist on the original Life On Mars, performs the song at Radio 2’s piano in memory of David Bowie.
We were very sorry to hear the news that Alan Haven sadly passed away aged 80 on January 7th 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was one of the most talented organists from the 1960s onwards.
CONCERTS TICKETS (Available at the Door): £8.00. Advance Tickets are £7.00, available from: Flame Lily Health Store, High Street, Tywyn. ALL CONCERTS START AT 7:30pm. Sunday February 14th DAVID REDFERN Welcome to open our season again. Saturday March 26th JONATHAN MANN with Cor Meibion Bro Dysynni Choir.. Sunday May 1st SIMON GLEDHILL Return of one […]
Alan Haven enjoyed success with John Barry on the soundtracks to 1960s film classics including The Knack, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love and critical acclaim for his performances and recordings with jazz drumming supremo Tony Crombie. He further scored a surprise single hit with his recording of “Image”.
Ian Griffin was always fascinated when his grandfather (on his mother’s side) played his Wurlitzer electronic organ and baby grand piano. He was only seven years old when he crept into his grandfather’s parlour and started to play tunes on the organ. He was ‘discovered’ when the rest of the family heard the music from […]
For over 35 years, NVOKC has been producing electronic organ and keyboard shows to the public. On the third Monday of the month, a top U.K. or International Artiste is presented, performing a wide range of music on state-of-the art instruments. The shows aren’t limited to just instrumental keyboard music – many of the artistes […]
The Theatre Organ Club (TOC) was founded in 1938 as The Robinson Cleaver Radio Club to bring together the fans of the very popular broadcasting Organist, Robbie Cleaver. Right from the outset the Club was not restricted to just Robbie’s music and was keen to promote the Theatre Pipe Organ and its players generally, which makes it the oldest such club in the world. It changed it’s name to The Theatre Organ Club in the 1950s and has a membership of about 1,500 with the subscription deliberately kept to the minimum required for membership services.
This particular Hammond “Concert E” began its life in 1937 or 1938. The organ is difficult to date as Hammond did not want their customers to be able to date their models using the serial number (the number of ours is 8032 which matches Canterbury Cathedral records). The organ belonged to Carol Williams from 1979 to 2002, but spent the initial stages of its life in Canterbury Cathedral where it was installed in 1939.
A Brief History by Jim Buckland I bought the BBC theatre organ (late Empress) purely for material that I needed in the extension to the existing organ. A little over half of the instrument was used and the remainder I disposed of. A significant quantity of material came from the USA in particular the Style […]