In June 1998, Genesis released their first of two “Archive” box sets: “Archive 1967 – 1975” covers the era with Peter Gabriel as lead vocalist.„Review: Genesis – Archive I 1967 – 1975 (1998)“ weiterlesen
On 22 May 1975, Genesis played the last show of their ambitious “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” tour. It was also their last gig with Peter Gabriel as lead singer.„Genesis history: The last show of “The Lamb” tour“ weiterlesen
On 10 May 1968, the second single of Genesis’ first album was released. Like its predecessor and its successor, it flopped. Here’s the tale of “A Winter’s Tale”.„Review: Genesis – A Winter’s Tale (1968)“ weiterlesen
On 6 June 1997, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford of Genesis announce the band’s new lead singer after Phil Collins’ departure: 28 year old Ray Wilson.„Genesis history: Ray Wilson announced as new lead vocalist“ weiterlesen
Last year I stumbled across the YouTube channel of Curious World on a return trip from London. Now we’ve worked together – I provided Curious World with ideas and facts about the Ratcliffe Highway murders and the result is a three-part documentary about this exciting criminal case. The documentary chronicles the horrific events that took place in Shadwell and Wapping, East London in December of 1811.
And that’s not all: For the intro and outro, Curious World used a song by “Junge und Junge” – in other words by Gökmen Aktas (and me). We were asked by some viewers if it is possible to buy the song – so maybe it’s time for the boy (“Junge”) and me to work together again. Stay tuned for more music by us! You can watch the documentary about the Ratcliffe Highway Murders here.„Curious World – Documentary about “The Ratcliffe Highway Murders”“ weiterlesen
It’s an honour to be featured as a guest author on Richard Jones’ website. Richard is a bestselling author (e.g. Jack the Ripper: The Casebook). He is tour guide of Jack The Ripper Tour and London Discovery Tours.„Guest blog for “Jack the Ripper tour”: A look at the connection between the Whitechapel Murders And the TV Series “Whitechapel”“ weiterlesen
William Terriss (1847 – 1897) was the hero of the Adelphi melodramas. He was murdered outside the theatre in Maiden Lane on 16 December 1897. His ghost is said to haunt Covent Garden station.„William Terriss – The ghost of a murdered actor“ weiterlesen
In May 1982, Genesis released “3×3”, an extended-play featuring three previously unreleased track from their 1981 album “Abacab”.„Review: Genesis – 3×3 (EP/1982)“ weiterlesen
Tampa, Florida, 17 May 1992. Genesis leave the stage at the fourth show of their gigantic “We Can’t Dance” tour after just two songs. They leave behind an almost rioting audience. The band had to cancel the show after “Land Of Confusion” and “No Son Of Mine” due to Phil Collins’ throat problems. Luckily enough, this was just a one-time affair. The “We Can’t Dance” tour became one of their biggest productions in terms of stage setup and venues.
Let’s take a look back at the massive production of the “We Can’t Dance” tour.„Genesis history: “We Can’t Dance” in Tampa – The story of the 1992 tour“ weiterlesen
Many spectacular spirits are said to haunt 50 Berkeley Square, the “most haunted house in London”: According to legend, the house is so charged with psychic tension, you only need to touch the exterior brickwork in order to receive a tingling sensation that sends shivers down your spine.„50 Berkeley Square – The most haunted house in London“ weiterlesen