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Links Are Dead - I Know

I keep getting Emails from people asking me to re-upload the links and music etc. I think people are just getting to those particular pages so are not reading the reason for the dead links.

So I am putting this in place so hopefully people will read it and stop Emailing me about it.

The reason the links are dead is that my account with Media Fire has been closed with all 11,000 files lost. That is why you can not download the things and No I can not re-upload them.

Eventually I will start doing that again when I have found something suitable. In the meantime this blog will be information only blog.

Thank you all


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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Rick Astley to tour in the UK this October

Well a couple of days ago Rick Astley's  press and marketing assistant contacted me regarding the announcement of Rick's new tour.  There are going to be 7 days in total taking in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Bournemouth.

The tour kicks of on the 17th October in Manchester.  The tickets are priced at £24.95 (which included the booking fee)

Below is the press statement regarding the tour:

80’s Pop Icon and multi-million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK Tour for October this year.
Rick Astley is a talent whose career has spanned over 25 years. Rick Astley has sold in excess of 19 million records and has a string of 8 consecutive number 1s under-his-belt.

His amazing career began in 1987. Shocked by the powerful, mature soulful voice of Rick aged just 21; the UK sent his debut single "Never Gonna Give You Up" to the top of the charts within 2 weeks of its release. The rest of the world soon followed suit with "Never Gonna Give You Up" reaching Number 1 in 16 other countries including most of Europe, Japan, United States and Australia. The following 2 years saw Rick continue to dominate the charts around the globe. In the UK, Rick was in the Top 40 every week for the first 6 months of his career. It was Britain's largest selling single of that year.

The album "Whenever You Need Somebody" entered the UK album charts at Number 1 and sold over 15.2 million copies worldwide, making him the top selling British act of the year. It was a similar success story in the USA, as Rick became one of the few British artists to crack their market. Rick's American success was reinforced with a second Number 1 single, "Together Forever". "It Would Take a Strong Strong Man" became another Top 10 single and the album also reached a position within the Top 10 selling close to 2 million copies.

After that Rick took a well deserved break but surprised British fans in 2004 with an 8 date tour which comprised of 'classic' songs from past decades including Sinatra, Bacharach and The Carpenters as well as a few from Mr Astley's musical resume and soon after more dates followed.

In 2008 debut single ‘Never Gonna Give You Up,' became one of the most viewed pop video of all time on YouTube with over 51 million views to date due to the unstoppable phenomenon of ‘Rickrolling’. This has earned him a nomination at the MTV Europe Music Awards for ‘BEST ACT EVER’. 2012 marks the 25 Anniversary of the single.

More recently Rick opened up for Peter Kay’s record breaking the Tour That Does Tour Tour and will be appearing at Tatton Park amongst other outdoor events this summer before embarking on an seven date tour later this year:

Click the link below to take you to the Tour info ad Tickets

Tour Dates

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Level 42 - Fanzine - Issue 1 February 1991 - Issue 2 - April 1991

On my new site I have put up the first 2 issues of the Level 42 Fanzine 'The Pursuit Of Level 42'.

There was 12 issues of this Fanzine released in all.  I have 9 of them which i will put up eventually.

The Fanzine included reviews and articles as well as a discography which i contributed to back in the early 90's.

I do have one request to those reading this blog.  I do not have issues 10 - 12 of the Fanzine and would like scans of them to put up.  also if anyone has scans of the other two Fanzines, 'Soundcheck' and 'World Machine' then that would be great as I never got to see these and would love to include them.  I am also looking for scans of the Fan Club stuff as well.  In fact anything that people can give me would be appreciated.

Thank you all people in advance.

click the link to take you to the web site to see the first two issues.

Web Site

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Changing The Face Of the Blog

Well hello again.  I know that it has been a while since the closing of my Media Fire Account.  I have to say that I haven't managed to find another way of uploading stuff to so I am still looking.

In the meantime I have started a site that is dedicated to the 80's which is a resource site.  One of the things that I loved doing when I was writing for this blog was getting the information together.  As I have a lot of info about various music and bands I felt that it was about time that I put that together in a little site of my own.  You can see it here:


It is primarily a site for info about the bands and music but will be expended over time to include films and TV etc.  I will, eventually, post the links to downloads on most of the singles and albums etc, when I find the right site to do that too.

However, in the meantime I hope people will like the site that I am creating.

One thing I would like to ask.  If anyone has any scans of Interviews, Posters, Memorabilia, or would like to write something on their fave bands (or just have info that they feel should be included on the pages)  then please Email me at  michaelmouse1967@yahoo.co.uk

Well that is it for now.  This blog will still be going but it is developing into the other site for now.  By the way can people stop asking me to fix links etc as I can not.  Things will be put back up in due course when I find  better storage place.  Also stop being rude that links do not work.  Read the posts first before slagging the site off.