Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Neville in The Sun today - with Amy Winehouse

Neville Staple has picked up a gong from Q magazine presented by Amy Winehouse who was sporting a fine pair of Q stickers in an appropriate place.  Rumour has it, he's recording with her in the near future.  And she may write the intro to the paperback version of his biography 'Original Rude Boy'.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Interview in Primrose Hill Park

Neville Staple and Trevor Evans were interviewed in Primrose Hill Park, Coventry this weekend just gone about the big fight they had with local skinheads there back in the early 1970s. 

Monday, 19 October 2009

Book signings for Original Rude Boy

Get down to your local HMV on these dates!!!

Monday 2 November - 1.00pm - signing only

hmv Scarborough - 109 Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1LD - tel: 01723

379 986

Wednesday 4 November - 1.00pm - signing only

hmv Blackpool - Unit 1, Tower Shopping Centre, Bank Hey Street,

Blackpool, FY1 4RZ - tel: 01253 291393

Saturday 7 November - 1.00pm - signing only

hmv Thanet - Unit 9A, The Fort, Westwood Cross, Margate Road,

Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2BF - tel: 01843 609 790

Monday 9 November - 1.00pm - signing only

hmv Wolverhampton - 8 The Gallery, Mander Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 3NJ

- tel: 01902 429 978

Thursday 12 November - 1.00pm - signing only

hmv Edinburgh Princess St. - 129/130 Princes Street, Edinburgh,

Scotland, EH2 4AH - tel: 0131 225 7008

Thursday 19 November - 1.00pm - signing only

hmv Brighton Churchill - 48-50, Churchill Square Shopping Centre,

Brighton, BN1 2RG - tel: 01273 749919

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Coventry skinhead reunion

Down at the London Road social club, a load of former skinheads from the 1970s got together this weekend just gone.  They included a lot of blokes Neville knew back in the day like Bri Falconer and Nasty Norman - both mentioned in his biography 'Original Rude Boy'.  Back in the early 70s, Neville and his mates ambushed some of these skinheads in a huge fight that's referred to in ska lore as the 'Battle of Primrose Hill Park'.  Unfortunately, Falconer was stabbed and badly injured.  But these days, strange to say, they're all best of buddies - rude boys and boot boys.  Though Nev and his rude boy friends were not at the reunion.  However, one famous black face from Coventry in the 70s was there - none other than Dancing Danny.  The man who was DJ at the Locarno before Pete Waterman took over the turntables.  A good time was had by all we here.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Skinheads of the world unite!

We hear that some of the Coventry skinheads mentioned in Neville's biography are meeting up this month for a reunion.  The 1970s skins include blokes like Nasty Norman, Bri Faulkner and Hatchet who are mentioned in 'Original Rude Boy'.  Although Nev and his gang had some nasty fights with them - most notably in Primrose Hill Park in 1972 where one of the skins got stabbed badly - they are now all good mates.  Seems time can be a healer after all.