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From page 8 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
HUGH FIELDER Hugh’s Pink Floyd connections go right back to his youth. His father taught Syd Barrett and Roger Waters music at the Cambridgeshire High School while Jokers Wild guitarist David Gilmour once stepped in to play with his band, the Rambling Blues, when their regular guitarist was indisposed. “He was superb,” recalls Hugh, “but he charged us more for the gig than we were getting.” IAN FORTNAM Classic Rock Reviews Editor Fortnam this month gives us the story he was born to write: probably the best feature yet written about the walking glam-punk junkie nightmare that was Johnny Thunders (p60). Little known Fortnam fact: on Thunders’s Live At The Lyceum album the heckler shouting, “Show us yer cock!” is Ian. More than 25 years on, he has mellowed not a jot. PETER MAKOWSKI Longtime Classic Rock stalwart Makowski – a former enfant terrible for 70s Sounds and long-serving partner in crime to photographer Ross Halfin – also returns to his old stamping ground this month, with a piece on Rainbow’s Rising. A former close friend of Blackmore, Pete brings personal insight and new interviews, not least with Ritchie, to tell the tale (p66).