London, 1974

The Glam Rock scene had run it's course and by the end of 1974 it was effectively all over. Those that couldn't adapt simply faded away. Slade had been touted as 'The new Beatles' and Dave Hill remembers Alan Freeman asking them when they were going to do their Sgt Pepper.

"Unfortunately we hadn't got any songs about pilchards climbing up the Eiffel Tower. We hadn't moved into that one."

My thanks to Chris 'The Historian' Selby for his relentless research. It is said, in certain circles, that Walsall Archives have a seat reserved specifically for him and that Wolverhampton archives consult him when searching the Express & Star

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