Tamworth Bands - History 1960-1990

Click here to go back to the Musicbox History Contents page.Musicbox Through the Ages...

Reporters, Editors and Contributors
On December 3rd 1971 when the very first Musicbox column appeared.Although a music column had existed in a variety of formats within the Tamworth Herald since that famous day in 1963, a reporters name had never actually been associated with the column. This changed on December 3rd 1971 when the very first Musicbox column appeared and the first named contributor was listed as one David Millar. David wrote about King Biscuit Boy, Emperor Rosko, Santana and The Coasters.

Here's a list of all the reporters and Editors who appeared over the ensuing 19 years when Musicbox went from an occasional two tiny columns with just a few column inches to a full page of over 2,000 words apprearing every week in the Tamworth Herald.

Dates Reporter, Editor and Contributor

1960 to 1970 No named contributors
1971 David Millar
1972 to 1975 No named contributors
1976 Peter Brown
1977 Peter Brown
1978 Peter Brown
1979 Annette Witheridge; Rob Sly
1980 Annette Witheridge; Rob Sly; Richard Whitehead
(The first review by one Sam Holliday appeared in the Musicbox of August 1st 1980 - reviewing, guess who - The Stranglers!)
1981 Rob Sly; Richard Whitehead
1982 Rob Sly; Richard Whitehead; Cathy Pettigrew
1983 Rob Sly; Richard Whitehead; Cathy Pettigrew; Sam Holliday; Daryl Jones
1984 Richard Whitehead; Cathy Pettigrew; Sam Holliday; Marcus Day
1985 Sam Holliday
1986 Sam Holliday
1987 Sam Holliday; Dan Collins; Martin Warrillow
1988 Sam Holliday; Martin Warrillow; Dan Collins
1989 Sam Holliday; Martin Warrillow; Sean Atkins; Helen Machin; Mike Turner
1990 Sam Holliday; Martin Warrillow; Sean Atkins; Mike Turner

Other Contributors: Leigh Smart; Edward Ian Armchair; Mike Fleming; Daryl Jones; Paul Clements; Jo Marsh; Colin Wall; Kowalski; K.E.V.; Mark Mortimer; Lee Revelle; Sue Fisher; Jane Beech and many, many more.

Copyright & Disclaimer © TamworthBands.com 2006-09 | Contact Us |
All photographs unless otherwise stated - courtesy of the Tamworth Herald.
Return to the Tamworth Bands Home Page