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From the very humble beginnings "Darlings of Wapping Wharf Launderette" has grown in stature to be just about the most respected and best selling self published fanzine in the UK. It's the only publication on the market dedicated to the memory of the coolest, sharpest band of them all, the East End of London's own fab four - The SMALL FACES!


RIGHT OF REPLY ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to libellous comments about me in a new Steve Marriott book (being dealt with) I wish to set the record straight with regards my previous connection with his estate. 

Shortly before Steve Marriott’s long time manager Laurie O’Leary died in 2004 he called me to his office (in Wapping of all places!) and handed me a carrier bag full of recording tapes from Steve’s own home studio. I rescued them from going into a skip, nobody else wanted them. When he wasn’t on tour during the 1970s Steve literally lived in his studio making good music with various musician friends of his. Laurie’s words to me were along the lines of ‘just make sure the world gets to hear these’ and that’s just what I did. The high quality of the recordings never wavered and had Steve had a good record deal during the late 70s and 80s much of this material would have been released during his lifetime.

Following on from the advice of Laurie, Wapping Wharf Records was set up in association with Steve’s estate, by that I mean Steve’s next of kin, his widow Toni and her business partner, Chris France. As his wife, Toni is legally Steve Marriott’s next of kin much to the disapproval and disappointment of other family members . This was the start of ‘business’ as previously everything was done with my fans cap on only. My role was to source ‘new’ material for CD releases and then license (pay for) them from SMLL ( Steve Marriott Licensing Ltd) which was set up by Toni and Chris. In some cases I’d pay to license tracks that I’d sourced and paid for myself. Many classic recordings such as Steve’s collaboration with the Los Angeles Philarmonic Orchestra and some mega cool  pre-Small Faces tracks were amongst these. In the early days before the World Wide Web it was agreed that I would supply all the PR solely through my fanzine which was set up in the early 90s. My role was a creative one only, ALL finances were dealt with via the estate. 

Sadly there’s BIG relationship problems within the Marriott family and none of the children, various ex-wives and partners and even grand-parents saw eye to eye with the widow, in a nutshell they HATE each other and don’t communicate, hence the widow doesn’t share any royalties etc. with other members of the family, an extremely sad situation but absolutely none of my business.  End of!

‘All Too Beautiful’ will always be the definitive Steve Marriott book, it was warts n all but it did include lots of examples of Steve’s unique humour. It could make you laugh and cry, probably at the same time! And of course two major things that I understand are missing from the new book are the contributions from both  Steve himself (my 1985 interview with him ran to 55 pages when transcribed) and his widow Toni who who was constantly by his side for the last seven years of his life. Her recollections of their private life and hilarious holiday adventures brought a lighter side to the story. There you go an unashamed plug for ‘All Too Beautiful’ the only book to ever get a 5 star review in Record Collector. ......John Hellier (March 2021).

Wapping Wharf in conjunction with Kaleidoscope Records has supported MS for many years (membership number 1021970) and will continue to do so with all download sales being donated directly to the charity. If you would like to donate please do so directly to them via the link.

https://donate.mssociety.org.uk/page/44918/data/1?_ga=2.55226412.623583264.1617301414-868918261.1617301414

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Alan Hudson was often compared to the great George Best and not just on the football pitch, they were certainly admirers of each other as well as drinking buddies. Alan was the original ‘Kings Road Kid’ in a time when London was truly the centre of the universe. A midfield maestro who lived life in the fast lane and ‘An Audience With Alan Hudson’ is as much a social document of those heady times as it is about our beautiful game.

It comes courtesy of the very wonderful Griffiths Publishing and the e-book version spent several weeks at number one in the iBook and Kobo sports best sellers. So where’s the Alan Hudson/Steve Marriott connection? They never met but they were cut from the same cloth. Each a master of his own craft, each liked a shandy or two and each of them could rightly be described as rebellious. Perhaps not sucking up to the ‘suits’ held them back to a large degree in their respective careers and that undoubtedly cost them both dearly in their pockets. As a friend of both, I do know though that they wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

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