Toppermost round-up
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January 2017

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A selection of recent toppermosts

"Wilko Johnson is an original. In today's 'been there, seen that, ticked it off, next please' world, it's hard to imagine the effect he had on us in the early days."  READ ON
Laura Nyro
Kula Shaker
Beta Band
Bobby Charles
John Anderson

From the Toppermost archive

Fairport Convention
Big Star
Nanci Griffith
The Stranglers
Otis Redding

"Doug Sahm did everything. In popular music, that is. He produced records in genre after genre which one minute might be raw but enthusiastic, and the next, highly polished with gorgeous arrangements. He didn't really have hits apart from one big one so his audience isn't huge, but it can be noisy." READ ON

"There was definitely one album that I could say without doubt changed the course of my life, that pulled me away from the medium wave clutches of Simon Bates, Ooh-Gary Davies et al and into the warm and welcoming arms of John Peel, Janice Long and the ilk that have continued their tradition. That album was – is – World Without End by The Mighty Lemon Drops." READ ON



(10 November 1947
– 7 December 2016)


Just some of the artists
we'd like to see on here

who haven't appeared yet...!

Ride | Fred Neil | Dum Dum Girls | Current 93 | John Lee Hooker | The Watersons | Mazzy Star | Wilco | Lush | Kirsty MacColl | Allman Brothers | Thin White Rope | Carl Perkins | Patti Smith | Loretta Lynn | Jimmy Witherspoon | Moody Blues | The Runaways | Sonny Rollins | The Yardbirds | Liz Phair | Sun Ra | Cat Power | Pulp | Neu! | Coil | Evanescence | Foo Fighters | Nick Cave | Labelle | Curved Air | Yes | Radiohead | Stone Roses ...

Coming soon

Dolly Parton, The Pastels, Little Richard, Pearl Jam, Wanda Jackson, Dr. Feelgood, Terry Allen, Béla Fleck, Rowland S. Howard, Billy Fury, Punch Brothers, My Bloody Valentine, LCD Soundsystem, Icehouse, Wedding Present, Seamus Ennis, New Order, Bobby Womack, Tony Joe White, Darling Buds, Afghan Whigs, Monochrome Set, Booker T. & The M.G.'s ...
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