Obituary: James Edward Smith (Jim Smith) of Manchester and Cornwall. Born 18th April 1950 – Died 21st January 2023.
Once upon a time, when someone died, there would be a notice in the newspaper, in recent years that will be discoverable online if someone searches. However, not everyone chooses to do that nowadays so obituaries have to be published elsewhere. Many people don’t get one at all as there is no central place to do so. So this little corner of the internet will host Jim Smith’s obituary, written by his son.… Click here to continue reading this article
In this article, we’re going to discuss the etiquette, norms and psychology of wearing stockings and suspenders when rock and roll dancing, or jiving in the 2020s.
If you are one of a couple who goes rock and roll dancing or jiving, this is something that couples often want to discuss. Women often like to dress up in period or vintage-style costumes when going jiving, and that can often include stockings, hold-ups or tights. But ladies, do you want to flash your stocking tops when dancing? Some do, and some don’t.… Click here to continue reading this article
So You Want To Learn Rock and Roll Dancing in Manchester?
So did we, and miraculously, the options are few and far between. But there is one, and we’ll direct you to it. But first, let’s discuss Rock and Roll dancing generally and what you are likely to encounter if you want to learn in Manchester, Stockport or Lancashire.
You’d think a city as large as Manchester would be bristling with options to learn Rock and Roll dancing, but a quick delve onto Google not only shows you there are relatively few options, but the information it delivers isn’t terribly relevant.… Click here to continue reading this article
Although rock and pop music has always been a phenomenon that has attracted fans of both sexes, the role of female artists in its development has frequently been marginalised by critics, unless the artiste under consideration has been deemed ‘authentic’ enough to pass muster.
This is especially true in the case of the artists who started to emerge at the end of the 1950s, after the commercial demise of the first generation of rock’n’rollers.
These second-generation artists are frequently dismissed as an anachronism, something that simply filled the gap between the demise of their predecessors and the rise of artists who were considered important in intellectual terms from very early on, most notably the Beatles and Bob Dylan.… Click here to continue reading this article