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My next book….

I’m very pleased to announce that I recently secured a deal with the Crowood Press for my second book: a history of Waterloo station.

Waterloo station in the 1960s by Terence Cuneo

Due to the amount of writing and research this project will require, it is likely that my posts here will become less frequent over the next few months.

But please, fear not; I have not forgotten this site!

In the meantime, please click below to view a short, quirky film called ‘Rush Hour‘ which was made at Waterloo station in 1970:

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Candid Capital: From the Suburbs to The City

From the Suburbs to The City

A view across London, taken from Harrow-on-the-Hill School in August 2015

Keith Flint: A Tribute to The Firestarter

Earlier this week it was announced that Keith Flint– the lead vocalist for 90s electronic dance band, The Prodigy– had been found dead in his home after committing suicide. 

He was 49 years old.

Keith Flint in 2009 (Image: Wikipedia)

Keith was born in the London Borough of Redbridge in 1969 and his family moved out to Essex a few years later. His early years were humble and after leaving school Keith worked as a roofer. 

It was in 1990 that Keith met Liam Howlett; a keyboard player and songwriter who’d just formed The Prodigy. The two hooked up and musical history was made. 

As The Prodigy’s blistering frontman, Keith cut an electrical, terrifying figure with his spiked hair, darkened, bulging eyes and protruding tongue. 

Keith Flint (image: Birmingham Mail)

The general public were first confronted with his intimidating avatar in 1996 with the release of ‘Firestarter’, the video for which was filmed deep beneath central London in the old abandoned Aldwych tube station.

Click below to view:

In reality Keith’s sneering, demonic persona was purely theatre and the polar opposite of his true character.

In real life he was widely known to be a kind, generous and self-deprecating soul who’d always set time aside to talk to fans and would even venture into the crowd to give his supporters a hug.

Rest in peace, Keith.

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Keith Flint 1969-2019 (image: Wikipedia)

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