Slade Decades 1966...

September 2018

23.9.18 - One month to Warsaw Rock Night 23.10.18

 ... and three months from Zip World rocks 23.6.18 Photo Abbie Carter

23.6.2018 Zip World rock, UK (photo by Abbie Carter)

Don returns to Retford 29.9.2018

 Retford, St Saviour's Community Centre Saturday 29.9.2018 13:30 An afternoon with Slade legend, drummer Don Powell. Don payed a visit in Retford in October 2017, now he has been asked to make another appearence there on 29th September 2018.

"Don returns and promises to tell us all the stories he didn't have time for last time. Hilarious, honest, touching and terrific company - the time flies by when Don is in full flow. Plus he'll answer audience questions. Hosted by Slade's Poet Laureate, Paul Cookson. Music support from Les Glover - with help from Don"
This is an AFTERNOON EVENT and ticket price includes
- Don and Les
- Pies and Peas
- CD
- New book of Don's lyrics
- Goodie bag
13:00 - Pies and peas in church hall
13:45 - Doors open in main church
14:00 - Event begins

Radio Suomi Pollari - rock-etsivä 15.8.2018


1. Sham 69: If the kids are united (1978)  - "Punk's Slade"
3. Slade: Take me bak 'ome (1972)
4. Muska: Ystävättäret (My Friend Stan, 1974)
7. Dr. John: Black widow spider (1969)
8. Them: Black widow spider (1968)
9. Jimi Hendrix & Albert Allen: Mojo man (1970)
10. Rolling Stones: Can't you hear me knocking (1971)


Olipa kerran rock'n'roll, eikä se mihinkään kadonnut. Rock-etsivä löytää. Toimittajana Kalevi Pollari.

Girlschool: The Bronze Years: 4CD Box Set


4CD boxset containing four albums - released 7th September 2018


53 tracks rounding up everything that legendary female Rockers Girlschool recorded for the seminal Bronze Records label


Demolition’ hit No. 28 in the UK album charts, Hit N Run reached No. 5, Screaming Blue Murder charted at No.27 and the final Bronze album Play Dirty (produced by Slade’s Noddy Holder and Jim Lea) peaked at No.66.


Features covers of Z.Z.Top’s Tush, T.Rex’s 20th Century Boy, Motorhead’s Bomber, Rolling Stones’ Live With Me and Slade’s Burning In The Heat…. all done in the unique Girlschool style.

Noddy Holder on BBC Radio 5 1st of September 2018



Noddy Holder was guesting a two-hour Danny Baker show 1st of September on BBC Radio 5.


"Back for one morning only! Mark Radcliffe and Slade legend Noddy Holder sit in to meet comic Katherine Ryan, science writer Alison George, drummer Steve White, and you."


Start to Autumn 2018: UK - Poland - Czech Republic


Slade's summer of 2018 ended 31st of August at Riverside rock festival in Switzerland. Autumn 2018 gigs started 9th of September in the UK at Calbourne, continuing in October in Poland, Czech Republic and the UK, in November Ukraine and Israel. The year ends with the traditional Xmas tour in the UK.


9.9.18 Calbourne, UK: The Widget festival 

22.9.18 Bognor Regis, UK: We love the 70's
23.10.18 Warsaw, Poland: Warsaw Rock Night
25.10.18 Brno, Czech Republic: Sono music club
27.10.18 Prag, Czech Republic: Lucerna Palace


Don's September 2018: cake, peas, pies, and drums


Don started the autumn of 2018 with a festival gig in the UK 9th of September, celebrating his Birthday the next day. At the end of the month Don returns to Telford for an afternoon with "Slade" poet Paul Cookson:

"Okay Slade fans, friends and Pies, Peas and Performance friends - a little heads up about a date for your diaries ...

Saturday 29th September - DON POWELL RETURNS TO RETFORD!


It will be an AFTERNOON EVENT - so that travelling etc is easier for those fans and friends travelling distances. There will be pies on arrival. We have a full programme planned but I'll let you have full details and an itinerary when everything falls into place ... but hopefully there will be something new and exciting from Don's direction - oh the intrigue!"


A week earlier Don and Slade perform at Bognor Regis, UK: "We love the 70's" weekend, Slade 22.9.