The Duffers’ Guide to Watching Tribute Acts

East of the M60’s cut-out-and-keep guide on how to watch your favourite group or singer immortalised by another one.

Saturday 21st July 1990, in the living room of East of the M60 Towers (well it would have been East of the A627 back then as the M60 wasn’t finished till October 2000), one of Granada Television’s most fondly remembered light entertainment shows began. The first person to sing among five others was a Kylie Minogue soundalike. A former Crackerjack presenter anchored each half hourly episode. Continue reading “The Duffers’ Guide to Watching Tribute Acts”

Taking a Chance on Being Another ABBA

ABBA’s influence on other pop groups

Whether you find the collected works of Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Annafrid uplifting or wrist slashing, nobody can fault ABBA’s influence. Not to mention tribute acts, Mamma Mia! and other attempts by existing groups to ABBAfy their sound. Continue reading “Taking a Chance on Being Another ABBA”