Shirley Western: Part 2 (1973 – Present)

Shirley Western: Part 2 (1973 – Present)

LAST MONTH the Time Machine followed singer Shirley Western from her childhood through to hereperforming in swinging 60s London with Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra, hanging out with The Beatles, Shirley Bassey and the Queen Mother, and appearing regularly on BBC...
Shirley Western: Part 1 (1936-1973)

Shirley Western: Part 1 (1936-1973)

IN THE LATE 1970S and first half of the ‘80s, the Shirley Western Showband was a well-loved fixture of Worthing’s entertainment scene. Every Thursday night at the Pavilion and Saturday night at the Assembly Hall they’d bring a dose of glamour and big band panache to...
Worthing Local Gig Photos 2016-17

Worthing Local Gig Photos 2016-17

Photo above: Purple Shoes, Selden Arms, Worthing, 26 March 2017 This month’s Time Machine offers a photo gallery interlude courtesy of one of Worthing’s most devoted gig-goers. Since his retirement in 2013, Rod Cohen and his camera have been a regular feature on the...
The Time CRASS played Worthing

The Time CRASS played Worthing

CRASS Play Field Place Worthing, Saturday 6 June 1981 If The Sex Pistols kick-started the British punk movement and The Clash flashlit the possibility of social commentary, Crass actually lived punk as a political idea. They were punk’s conscience. Active between 1977...