Minding the music

The Cooperative Societys May Day parade passes along Fratton Road in 1907.

Location of 1907 May Day parade through Portsmouth streets is identified

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As someone brought up in the 1960s and the music which went with those formative years, I think the radio music of today is, for the most part, somewhat bland and lacking in imagination.

That is why YouTube is the answer to a ’60s’ teenager’s prayers. I can click on to any group (they weren’t called bands then) and see them playing just as they were – The Beatles, Long John Baldry, Marmalade, Chris Farlowe, Cupid’s Inspiration, Mick and the boys (Rolling Stones to you). You name them, they’re there.

In later years my taste in music has matured into modern jazz and while writing this item I’m listening to the Oscar Peterson Trio, but the sounds of the ’60s still draw me back.

And for those with the love of old transport there are films of Portsmouth’s trolley buses along with views of local locations in glorious colour.

To see Dave Spencer’s video of Portsmouth’s trolley buses go to portsmouth.co.uk/video.

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