Brockley music past and present

There are a couple of articles kicking around on the internet right now, which local music lovers might be interested in.

Firstly, Transpontine has an interesting piece about Kate Bush's Brockley years here.

Secondly, Brockley band The Alps have been interviewed about their involvement with music-finance website Slicethepie for this piece on the c&binet blog.

13 comments:

lll said...

Not sure this is a good idea. That looks like a private residence and who probably wouldn't want obsessives rocking up to the door, taking pictures and the like. I hope the owner/dwellers of the house know their place of residence has been 'outted'.

Tressillian James said...

Transpontine mentions that Kate Bush Tressillian Road connection. I also heard that she lived in Tressillian - this from a driver who came to pick me up to go to the airport. Turns out he was from Brockley, lived at that time in Tressillian, and not been back for years. He pointed out a house a little bit down from mine and mentione dthat it was the one that Kate Bush lived in.

Would be nice if someone could confirm it somewhere. As a lifelong fan, I woudl of course like it to turn out to be Tressillian!

Anonymous said...

You know, just because a station _used_ to exist there, it doesn't mean it makes it any easier to make one exist there now.

Brockley Nick said...

Anon - pardon?

Anonymous said...

Ah sorry - inadvertantly replying to the thread about Brockley Lane station on transpont.

nobbly brick said...

Doesn't Manfred Mann live on Tressillian or Tyrwhitt Road?

And I believe Daniel Bedingfield (or someone like that) lived nearby.

And lets not forget the mighty Billy Jenkins.

Lookout for a resident on Eggheads soon(ish) as well!

(no moral high grounds included)

Transpontine said...

The residents of no.44 are seemingly aware of the Kate Bush connection - it was featured in a TV documentary. I take the view that if somebody of historic interest lived somewhere that's in the public domain - after all that's the whole basis of the various plaque schemes.If obsessives overstep the mark and start stalking that's another matter and there are sanctions that can be applied. But I think that would be rare, as most stalkers are more interested in the real person than where they used to live. I would not though put somebody's current address on a site, nor would I publicise an address where something terrible had happened (e.g. murder or suicice) as that could be disturbing to people living there.

Anonymous said...

I seem to have done the reverse of Kate Bush. Lived around Court Road, Mottingham for years (when she was there), and now I'm here (via a convoluted route), whereas she seemed to do the opposite. The grass does seem to be greener in the other postcode.

Brockley Nick said...

I thought Athlete were a coldplay tribute band? The Alps remind me more of the feeling.

Brockley Nick said...

I have replied to an anon who wrote about this story in another thread.

Tom said...

I was told last week that Mannfred Mann lived on Maze Hill, facing Greenwich Park.

Brockley music: Lover's Rock developed in Upper Brockley Road

http://transpont.blogspot.com/2005_05_01_archive.html

(BTW I have now met two people completely at random, out there in the wider world, that live in Upper Brockley Road (I used to until a couple of months back.)

Does that make Upper Brockley Road the road of the common man?)

Anonymous said...

Hi, not only did Kate Bush live in Brockley, so did, according to Wikipedia, Gabrielle, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Marie Lloyd, Spike Milligan, Lilly Langtry and many more.

Anonymous said...

And inspector Grimm from The Thin Blue Line

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