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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="3463" img_size="medium" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] We awake this morning to a fierce westerly wind belting out of the desert sands.  It followed on the previous day's high pressure storm swell which tore into Moreton Bay over the weekend, depositing some 200 mms of rain on neighboring...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" parallax_content_width="in_grid" angled_section="no" angled_section_position="both" angled_section_direction="from_left_to_right" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="3438" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="large"][vc_empty_space height="30" image_repeat="no-repeat"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Our warmest congratulations to Sir Van Morrison on his Knighthood! How appropriate!   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Having had the pleasure of knowing Mr Morrison since the early ‘70s, I couldn’t be happier to acknowledge this development. I’ve followed Mr Morrison over several continents, and accompanied him on several significant journeys,...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" parallax_content_width="in_grid" angled_section="no" angled_section_position="both" angled_section_direction="from_left_to_right" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="3430" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="10" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text] Ourimbah 1970 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30" image_repeat="no-repeat"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] THE FIRST LEG (PACIFIC) enabled me to return to my homeland for the first time since departing in April 1966. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Apart from appearing on John and Yoko’s behalf at the kickoff of Australia’s first outdoor rock festival at Ourimbah, on...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" parallax_content_width="in_grid" angled_section="no" angled_section_position="both" angled_section_direction="from_left_to_right" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="3403" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="large"][vc_empty_space height="30" image_repeat="no-repeat"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] The universe has seen the passing this week of a man who has had more influence on the history of rock `n’ roll music than any other single individual. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Known for his contributions to music industry projects and concepts, Mr Stigwood will likely...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" image="3233" img_size="600"][vc_empty_space height="32px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] The Power Of Ritchie Yorke's Pen - A Fan Writes A Review Of His New Book "Christ You Know It Ain't Easy; John And Yoko's Battle For Peace" (Ritchie Yorke Publishing, 2015) On a cold Saturday morning in the late November of 1969, I was shopping for records on the Sparks Street Mall in...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image image="3013" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="large"][vc_empty_space height="32" image_repeat="no-repeat"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Magnificent is one of several words that readily come to mind in describing the performance at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night (Sept. 15) by Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [vc_empty_space height="32px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_single_image image="2968" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_blank" img_size="full" link="http://ritchieyorke.com/product/led-zeppelin-led-to-gold/"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Plant and his band were in dynamic shape as they rolled through...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" image="3009" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="32px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] (left to right - Led Zeppelin Webmaster Sam Repallo, Robert Plant and author Ritchie Yorke) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Author Ritchie Yorke celebrated the release of the online ebook version of his Led Zeppelin biography by presenting a hard copy edition to singer Robert Plant in Toronto. Plant was performing with his band the Sensational Shape Shifters at...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" image="2808" img_size="medium"][vc_empty_space height="32px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Richard Flohil is the oldest working entertainment publicist in Toronto, Canada. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] We caught up on the first day of September to discuss the weather (very hot) and Richard’s plans. We shared a sipper two at Hair of the Dog, a delightful local bar at the back of the old Toronto Maple Meafs home...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" image="2785" img_size="medium"][vc_empty_space height="32px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Home base of Capricorn Records which released the recorded products of the Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie and other luminaries.  Little Richard was among the unemployed musicians who washed dishes at the local Greyhound bus station restaurant. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_single_image border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" image="2795" img_size="medium"][vc_empty_space height="32px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] In Acapulco in 1976, Ritchie Yorke interviews Tom Jones in his villa at the Las Brisas resort. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...