Just landed at eil Towers is this highly sought after (and really rather good) cult Mod/Psych 7″ vinyl by Paul Nicholas. Those of a certain age will remember him starring in the West End productions of musicals ‘Hair’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, others will recall his turn as perma-permed ‘loveable rogue’ Vince Pinner from the ’80s ‘will they/won’t they’ comedy drama ‘Just Good Friends’…..or perhaps much more recently as Gavin Sullivan in Eastenders – yes that Paul Nicholas!
Turns out Nicholas has quite the musical back story, as far back as 1960 he was spotted by Screaming Lord Sutch (a bit of a player in the ’60s music scene), before being signed by Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood. Mid-’60s releases were released under the name ‘Oscar’ with songs written for him by none other than Pete Townshend and a certain David Bowie!
The 1970 7″ single ‘Freedom Train’ is all about the B-Side ‘Run Shaker Life’, discovered by the more discerning DJ as four minutes of super-charged dancefloor action, here’s the info on the single…..Now have a listen…
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