Vaclav Havel RIP

Vaclav Havel RIP 
So farwell then to the most rock n roll world leader ever;

Vaclav Havel was the Czech president who led the late eighties Velvet Revolution in his home country.
He was made President, and when he went to America for his first state meeting… he visited CBGB’s. He asked Frank Zappa for advice , and loved the Velvet Underground.

He was a proper music fan, not a PR fake like some closer to home.
When he got in power it was like having one of our own lot up there. It may not have always worked but at least his heart was in the right place.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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