I’m spending my time hiding from the Coronavirus adding more press cuttings to the site. Most of these are from the 1970’s and document the heady days of Space Ritual and pop stardom. Will take me a while to get everything I’ve got on line and even then I’m probably missing a fair bit. Anyway – everyone stay safe and take good care of yourselves!
So finally got round to revamping and updating the Tickets, now split across 4 pages with some lower quality pics turfed out. There’s around 250 tickets so far, so only around 1,500 to go! Check them out here:
Pleased to confirm there are now around 130 Hawkwind press clippings across the three pages so far launched under the Cuttings banner. Still want to add pages on Gig Reviews and Album/Single Reviews but they’ll have to wait a while as I want to go round some of the other pages now and add more content elsewhere. The shorter clips have been bundled together in a single .pdf for download and the longer pieces into their own single .pdf files.
Again, I’d like to credit the work done by previous web authors, particularly Starfarer and Hawkfanfare where much of the source material was rescued from (via The Wayback Machine). Hopefully this makes it a little simpler to track down some of this material. Would still like to find more scans of the original material where possible.
Anyway, enjoy – corrections, additions etc all welcome!
This website, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, really came into being to address the void left since the Starfarer and Hawkeye websites (and several others too) stopped being updated some years ago. Whilst you can still find much of their content on the Wayback Machine there isn’t a single, organised archive of material. In particular, something collecting the many press cuttings Hawkwind have accumulated over the years.
These pages are my attempt to fill that gap – some of it from my own research, some from archive copies from non-functioning legacy sites – Starfarer in particular.
Also a shout-out to Joe Banks for kindly sharing some of his research with me which was a big help in getting started.
This is a huge job and the current pages barely scratch the surface, but my intent is to keep adding a few new pages at regular intervals and I’ll see how far I can get it.
Very pleased to make it to a performance of Mirror, Mirror tonight. This is the found-in-a-shed manuscript of a one act Robert Calvert play that today would probably be an episode of Black Mirror. This was a finely acted two hander and has some thought provoking lines about identity and the perils of future tech and a few funny ones too. This is only on till 11 January so catch it if you can. It’s only a single act and clocked in at just under an hour. At £12 a ticket it’s probably the cheapest night out in the West End. Recommended!
Although a site about Hawkwind collecting doesn’t really need pages on bios and gigs I’ve felt compelled to add them as it didn’t feel complete without them. Having said that there are plenty of other sources for this info in much more detail and I’m not going to compete with these. Anyway, here’s a shortish summary of the good ship Hawkwind’s crew to date.
OK, this one may take more effort than I’m anticipating, but I’ll give it a go! The Upcoming Gigs page is what it says on the tin, but not just Hawkwind – I also want to include the wider ‘Friends & Family’ acts and even Tribute bands (if there are any). Let’s see how it goes – contributions welcome!
I also want to add a page here covering the 2,000 or so past gigs Hawkwind have done over the last 50 years. That would have been a mammoth task but luckily someone has already done the leg work. I’ll add a link when I’ve tracked down the latest version and checked with the owner.
Took a bit of the Christmas Day time-out to work on one of the new pages I wanted to add – a Friends and Family section under releases. This lists many of the Hawkwind related titles that didn’t make it onto the main discography. There’s some great albums in there and, as usual, probably many more to add. Anyway, enough captured to list it I think. Enjoy!