Updated April 2011
BIRMINGHAM MUSIC ARCHIVE www.birminghammusicarchive.co.uk - Celebrating, preserving, and sharing Birmingham's music heritage. This website by Birmingham City University is dedicated to Brum's musical history.
LANKY BEAT www.lankybeat.com - a Lancashire or "Lankypedia" of bands from yesterday and today. This web site by Bill Hart is dedicated to groups and performers from Lancashire.
JEFF HIBBARD http://sites.google.com/site/ozzstory1/ - the personal homepage of former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jeff Hibbard.
CHERRY BLOSSOM CLINIC www.cherryblossomclinic.freeserve.co.uk - a great website maintained by Martin Kinch and dedicated to Roy Wood, the Glam Rock pioneer and founding member of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra.
INDEX OF MOODY BLUES RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET www.frisk.org/rgs/mb.html - maintained by Donna Forosisky; the internet's best location for links to the Moody Blues - the legendary and influential group from Birmingham.
THE ROY ZONE www.roywood.co.uk - the official Roy Wood Website that has all the latest news about this famous Birmingham musician.
THE SONGWRITERS www.songwriters.4t.com - this Fan Club website by John Holman is dedicated to The Fortunes and their brilliant songwriters Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway (features audio and video clips).
WWW.MERSEYCATS.COM - The Original Merseybeat Groups of the Sixties Rock 'N' Roll Children's Charity website maintained by Arty Davies of The Merseycats.
WWW.SIXTIESPOP.COM - the definitive web site of 1960s British Pop Culture - maintained by David "Digger" Barnes.
RETRO SELLERS www.retrosellers.com - David "Digger" Barnes' definitive website for retro and nostalgia items.
FACE THE MUSIC GERMANY www.face-the-music.de - the German fan club for Electric Light Orchestra, E.L.O. Part II, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and all other members.
MARMALADE SKIES www.marmalade-skies.co.uk - The Home of British Psychedelia. An excellent website maintained by Jim Mac and devoted to British groups from 1966 to 1970.
THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA INFORMATION PAGES www.elo.nu - home to the Official Electric Light Orchestra Fan Club (Holland).
WWW.MELLOTRONICS.COM - website of Streetly Electronics, the original Birmingham U.K. manufacturers of the Mellotron - the legendary and influential keyboard instrument of the 1960s and 70s. John Bradley and Martin Smith continue to operate the business for repair and sales of Mellotrons.
SLADECENTRAL.COM - Slade's official website. Has all the latest news about the world famous West Midlands group including tour dates, exclusive pictures, and much more!
THE MOVE ONLINE www.themoveonline.com - the official website for The Move. This great site has the latest info about the legendary Birmingham group and features rare photos as well as instructions on how to join "Useless Information", The Official Move Mailing List.
THE SWINGING 60's www.geocities.com/wayneadderley - this new website by Wayne Adderley is dedicated to all the groups and performers of the 1960s.
PSYCHEDELICATESSEN www.vcn.bc.ca/sig/htmlsig/psychome.htm - web pages and sites devoted to psychedelia. Maintained by Paul Gouldhawke, this website has more than 500 links to related sites.
WWW.PETEYORK.NET - The Official Homepage of Pete York. This web site maintained by Gerhart Schindler, has all the latest news about the drummer of the legendary Spencer Davis Group. Includes biography, discography, rare photos, and much more!
THE VIDEO BEAT! www.thevideobeat.com - 1950s & 1960s Rock n Roll on Video. This website lists loads of rare films and footage available for purchase. Some videos include various Brum Beat bands of the 1960s.
BEATS WORKING www.acespublications.co.uk - The Sixties Music Lovers Magazine For The New Millenium. A great magazine by Alan Crowe that has latest news and features dedicated to performers of the 1960s.
MWE3.COM www.mwe3.com - Music Web Express 3000 - CD Music reviews for the next Millenium. This website by Robert Silverstein has some great interviews and pictures of 1960s and 1970s bands and performers including some West Midlands groups.
WWW.MANCHESTERBEAT.COM - Manchester Bands of The Sixties. This informative website by Paul Mlynars is dedicated to the lesser known bands and performers who were a part of Manchester's legendary 1960s music scene.
BRIAN YEATES ASSOCIATES www.brianyeates.co.uk - the website of West Midlands entertainment agent Brian Yeates, former lead singer of the John Bull Breed, and Mark Stuart and The Crestas. Brian handles bookings for many well known local comedians and performers including The Fortunes and Geoff Turton to name but a few.
WWW.ALATKINS.COM - a very informative website dedicated to Al Atkins - founding member and original lead singer of the legendary West Midlands heavy-metal band "Judas Priest" (see also The Bitta Sweet). Website maintained by Michael Liljhammar.
RAYMOND FROGGATT www.rbmmerchandise.co.uk/index.htm - the official website of Raymond Froggatt - the well-known singer and songwriter from Birmingham. The website includes up-to-date news, pictures, and music samples as well as tour dates and locations.
KEITH POWELL www.lotushosting.co.uk/Songmaker/Songmakercorp.nsf/keithpowell - the official website of Keith Powell - the well known West Midlands vocalist and former leader of the legendary Brum group Keith Powell and The Valets
WWW.BILLBONHAM.COM www.billbonham.com - the personal website of Birmingham musician Bill Bonham, formerly of Sight & Sound who has played keyboards in bands with Robert Plant, Ace Kefford and Terry Reid just to name a few.
RICKRESOURCE.COM www.rickresource.com - an informative website by Peter McCormack dedicated to the legendary Rickenbacker Guitar and the Liverpool History and Music Project.
WWW.MELLOTRON.COM www.mellotron.com - David Kean's official Mellotron website and source for information concerning this legendary Birmingham-built instrument.
WWW.ACEKEFFORD.COM www.acekefford.com - the official website for Ace Kefford - founding member of The Move and the Ace Kefford Stand. This great new website is maintained by Lynn Hoskins and features rare photos and sound clips.
WWW.SIXTIESNIGHTOUT.CO.UK www.sixtiesnightout.co.uk - A 60's Night Out! - this web site maintained by Ashley Yeates, has tour dates and locations for still-performing 1960s groups including Birmingham's world-famous band The Fortunes and The Ivy League.
BRUM ROCKED ON! www.brumrock.co.uk - Laurie Hornsby's brilliant follow-up volume to Brum Rocked! This book has everything you want to read about Birmingham's music scene of the 1960s. If you were a budding pop star in Birmingham between 1963 and 1969, you're probably mentioned in this book!
WWW.ECLECTICDISCS.COM www.eclecticdiscs.com - Eclectic Discs - the home of good music. This CD label specializes in new releases by classic rock artists as well as re-issuing rare albums from the 1960s and 70s including some by bands who are featured on the Brum Beat website.
THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS thankyourluckystars.mysite.freeserve.com - a new website by Kevin Mulrennan devoted to ABC Television's long-running pop show. Includes episode guide.
POPARCHIVES.COM.AU www.poparchives.com.au - Sources of Australian Pop Records from the 50s, 60s and 70s. An informative website by Lyn Nuttall which includes info of Brum Beat bands who had records or songs released in Australia.
DAVE & MANDY SCOTT-MORGAN www.scottmorgan.co.uk - the website of Dave Morgan, composer, singer and guitarist with many Birmingham bands including The Uglys and the Electric Light Orchestra (see The Move).
COLINOWEN.COM www.colinowen.com - the website of Colin Owen, former keyboard player of the popular West Midlands band Light Fantastic. This website has information about some West Midlands bands and includes rare music files of original recordings.
THE ROCK FM www.therock.fm - 94.9 The Rock FM Radio, home of the David Marsden Show - supporter of great music including 1960s Brum bands - every Thursday and Friday at 7 pm to midnight.
ARTY'S GROUP LINE UPS OF THE 60's MERSEYSOUND ERA http://artydrummer.bravehost.com - a new website by Arty Davies, drummer for the Merseycats. This site is dedicated to Mersey bands of the 1960's and has listings of all the Liverpool area bands and their line-ups.
RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE www.recordcollectormag.com/history.html - this London UK based monthly publication is the best source of information for collectors of rare CDs and vinyl.
1960s BRITISH ROCK AND POPULAR MUSIC www.skidmore.edu/%7Egthompso/britrock/60brchro/index.html - this well-researched website by Gordon Thompson has an organised chronology of music milestones in British popular music from 1956 to 1970. Gordon is Professor and Chair for the Department of Music at Skidmore College; Saratoga Springs, New York USA.
UGLY THINGS www.ugly-things.com - the magazine devoted to 1960s Beat, Garage, and Psychedelic music. "The ultimate rock 'n' roll read, bringing you wild sounds form past dimensions, from times when rock 'n' roll was young, daring, dangerous, and vital"
I WAS A TEENAGE CHART FREAK! www.iwasateenagechartfreak.com - a new website from Sir James Chartfreak that has listings and information of all the songs and acts that made the New Musical Express Top 30 Chart between January 1960 and December 1969. Great info with lots of links.
ROCK PROGRESYWNI http://arzachel.w.interia.pl - this website in Polish by Grzegorz Wojcik is dedicated to progressive rock bands from the 1960s and 70s. The site includes some West Midlands area bands.
NICKY JAMES www.nickyjamesmusic.com - the official website of Nicky James, the legendary West Midlands vocalist and songwriter of the 1960s and 70s. This new website is maintained by David "Doc" Watson and has all the latest news about Nicky as well as an extensive biography.
CONFESSIONS OF A SIXTIES DRUMMER www.carlolittle.com - read all about the life and times of Carlo Little - the influential rock 'n' roll drummer who was there at the beginning of the pop music revolution in 1960s London U.K. This informative website is maintained by Giselle Rawlins.
THE ZONE RADIO STATION" www.thezoneradio.net - this site features a fabulous web-based radio station hosted by Wayne Adderley. You can listen live to great records from the 1960s including some by Brum Beat bands. Check it out!
UNITED KINGDOM DIRECTORY www.unitedkingdomdirectory.com - the comprehensive United Kingdom web directory that has thousands of links to websites and internet resources relating to the U.K.
CHARLIE GRIMA www.charliegrima.com - the new website of famous drummer Charlie Grima who was in various Brum bands during the 1960s including The Ghost, Mongrel and Roy Wood's chart topping group Wizzard (see The Move).
THE NIGHTRIDERS http://thenightriders.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk - This is the website of Birmingham's legendary band The Nightriders who's current line-up are still performing today throughout the U.K. The group includes Coventry musician Rod Godwin who has played alongside Brum vocalist Jimmy Powell and in many noted bands including Cathedral, Badfinger, and Jigsaw.
THE STARLITES www.thestarlites.co.uk - the best of Rock N Roll is performed by this local band. The line-up includes saxophonist Alan Clark who was a founding member of the group that became Black Sabbath, and bass guitarist Jim Bevan who was a member of the popular Brum band The Hi Cards.
MERSEY BEAT www.mersey-beat.com - Merseyside's Own Entertainment Paper founded by author Bill Harry. The on-line supplement to the legendary and influential Liverpool publication. Bill was an art college friend of John Lennon and is one of the world's leading authorities on The Beatles. This site has many fascinating articles concerning everything you need to know about the development of the world-famous "Mersey Sound"
REDDINGTONS RARE RECORDS www.reddingtonsrarerecords.co.uk - operated by Dan Reddington, this record shop in Birmingham has a large stock of hard-to-find albums and singles including those by Brum Beat bands.
SLADE IN ENGLAND www.sladeinengland.co.uk - a new website operated by loyal Slade fan Dave Graham. Lots of good and interesting Slade archive info on this site that's dedicated to the original line-up of the band.
MIKE SHERIDAN www.mikesheridan.org.uk - The Official Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders Website. This very informative site is dedicated to the well-known Brum Beat performer Mike Sheridan who was lead singer of the legendary Nightriders - one of Birmingham's most significant local bands during the 1960s.
PRICE & LEE www.priceandlee.org - The website of singing duo Rick Price and Dianne Lee. Rick Price was a member of the chart topping Brum bands The Move and Wizzard, and his wife Dianne was one half of the famous hit duo Peters & Lee. Rick and Dianne bring together their diverse musical styles and considerable stage experience as a successful act who have performed all over the U.K.
VINTAGE SIXTIES LIVE www.vintagesixtieslive.co.uk - this website is maintained by Alan Leightell and Alan Prudhoe who are dedicated to bringing together semi-pro musicians and singers who worked the Northeast Workingmen's Club circuit during the 1960s. The site is well worth visiting if you were part of that scene and would like to contact former band mates.
GERRY LEVENE www.gerrylevene.co.uk - the official website of original Brum Beat singing star Gerry Levene (also known as David Lincoln). Gerry's backing group "The Avengers" included future members of The Moody Blues and The Move (E.L.O).
LES MARSHALL www.progrockman.co.uk - this is the official website of Birmingham drummer Les Marshall who played in a number of significant bands during the 1960s & 70s. His groups included Tim Rose, Galliard (where he replaced Carl Palmer), Edwin Starr, The Platters, The Drifters, & others.
TOP SOUNDS www.topsoundsrecords.co.uk - the online home of a U.K. based record label specializing in the legitimate release of rare and unreleased music from the 1960s and early 70s. Operated by record collector Nigel Lees, this new label will include hard-to-find records by West Midlands groups.
BI-SET DUO www.bi-setduo.co.uk - the official website of Jill and Arthur Ray. These veteran performers of the West Midlands music scene have put together an amazing website documenting their over 40 years in the music business and the various bands they were associated with. Well worth a visit.
MADE IN BIRMINGHAM www.madeinbirmingham.org - Birmingham's Industrial History Website. The website dedicated to those interested in Birmingham's industrial history and is supported by the Birmingham Industrial History Society. Well worth a visit as you will see that products made in Birmingham included motor cars to milk chocolate and everything in-between (including pop music!)
STEVE MARTYN www.baretta.co.uk - the home page of talented West Midlands guitarist/vocalist Steve Martyn. Steve's career in music started back in the 1960s with some well-known local groups. He has toured and recorded with the legendary Joe Brown as a member of The Bruvvers. Steve Martyn is still very active musically and gigging every week!
WATKINS GUITAR WORLD www.watkinsguitars.co.uk - all about Watkins / WEM / Wilson guitars and Wem amps. Reg Godwin's excellent website is dedicated to this British manufacturer of affordable electric guitars and amplifiers. Many Brum Beat guitarists started their careers using Watkins equipment in the 1960s and 70s.
MY SPACE MUSIC - BRUM BEAT www.myspace.com/brumbeat - dedicated to promoting contemporary musical talents from the Birmingham music scene. Operated by Nick Byng, this informative site also recognizes the Brum Beat stars from the 1960s and up to the present.
OLD WILD MEN http://oldwildmen.smugmug.com - dedicated to the unsung heroes rock & roll. This new website operated by Andrew Lewis, has images and stories of little known U.K. pro and semi-pro bands from the 1960s and 70s. If you're looking for info about a hard to find band from that era, you might find it here!
ALTON DOUGLAS http://www.altondouglas.co.uk - the personal website of Alton Douglas - author of many fine and best-selling books about Birmingham U.K. Also an author of children's books, Alton has appeared over the years in many TV and radio productions as an actor, comedian, and voice artist. His website is maintained by Ken Windsor.
STILL GIGGING http://www.stillgigging.com - this new site is dedicated to giving bands and artists the opportunity to re-connect and re-unite at various venues with their fans who may not be aware they are still gigging! Neil Fishwick who is a fan of groups from the 1950s up to the present, operates this informative web site which has a growing number of members.
STOURBRIDGE.COM http://www.stourbridge.com - the web site dedicated to the historic West Midlands town of Stourbridge. This site maintained by Colin MacDonald, is a wonderful guide to Stourbridge past and present and will be of interest to those planning a visit or anyone who lives there now. The site includes a music page listing local musicians and groups - some of whom are featured on BrumBeat.net
SPAGHETTI GAZETTI http://spaghettigazetti.blogspot.com - Pete Millington's Blog of the magazine about the heritage, history, arts, community, social enterprise and culture of the West Midlands. A very interesting read that gets updated regularly and includes Brum Beat related features.
KEVIN PARRISH - FINE ARTIST http://www.kevinparrishart.com - the web site of talented Birmingham born artist Kevin Parrish. His colourful and realistic paintings include such diverse subjects as Doctor Who, Birmingham canals and railways, and The Moody Blues. Well worth a visit!
BRADFORD TIMELINE - CONCERTS & PACKAGE TOURS http://www.bradfordtimeline.co.uk - Music & Concerts of the Fifties & Sixties. This web site shows loads of concert posters magazines, memorabilia, and more regarding the Bradford music scene.Back to BRUM BEAT Home Page