LOSE YOUR­SELF IN 1976

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THE TRAIN ARRIVNG… The In­terCity 125 was a rail travel rev­o­lu­tion, be­ing the brand name of Bri­tish Rail’s dieselpow­ered High Speed Train (HST). With a Class 43 power car at ei­ther end of a set of MkIII coaches, the HST could do 125mph, and 148mph at a push! Be­cause of the twin power cars, HSTs made many loco-hauled trains re­dun­dant. Great for trav­ellers, bad for trainspot­ters! NEC RE­ALLY NEC­ES­SARY Love it or loathe it – what would we do in Novem­ber with­out the NEC? Her majesty the Queen opened the Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre in Birm­ing­ham in Fe­bru­ary 1976. Well po­si­tioned for Birm­ing­ham Air­port, Birm­ing­ham In­ter­na­tional rail­way sta­tion and the M42, with 20 halls in a 611-acre site, the NEC is the largest ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tre in the UK and the sev­enth largest in Europe. Any­one who has vis­ited the Lan­caster In­sur­ance Clas­sic Mo­tor Show will vouch for its size af­ter wan­der­ing around all those dis­plays and trade stands over a week­end. THAT FEEL­GOOD FAC­TOR In a year when Brother­hood of Man won the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test for Bri­tain with

Save Your Kisses For Me, thank good­ness for some sim­ple Bri­tish rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues cour­tesy of Can­vey Is­land pub rock­ers, Dr Feel­good. The Feel­go­ods were al­ways at their best live, so an al­bum that com­bined their pop­u­lar reper­toire with rock clas­sics recorded ‘live’ rep­re­sented them at their sweaty supreme. Their

Stu­pid­ity al­bum topped the

UK al­bum charts for just one week in Oc­to­ber 1976, only to be de­posed by ABBA’s Great­est

Hits pack­age the next.

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