Biography of jazz pianist who gained fame with Bowie

David Bowie with Mike Garson.

He's played with David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails and is an accomplished session musician, yet until now little has been written about him. Now a soon-to-be published biography uncovers the life story of Mike Garson and his musical career from New York jazz pianist to his collaboration with Bowie and beyond. Written by Clifford Slapper, himself a pianist who's played …

The fascinating life and work of Naomi Blake

By News Reporters Naomi Blake the artist who created the sculpture which sits in Fitzroy Square gardens recently celebrated her 90th birthday. This month The Curwen & New Academy Gallery are holding a special exhibition to celebrate her work which will include highlights from throughout her career.  Alongside the exhibition a book -- Naomi Blake: Dedication in Sculpture -- which catalogues …

Great train robbery mastermind worked at Middlesex Hospital

  Bruce Reynolds, mastermind of the Great Train Robbery of 1963, died in February so did not "celebrate" its 50th anniversary in August. The robbery took place near Leighton Buzzard at 3 am on August 8 when the haul was over £2.6 million (worth about £45 million at today's prices). When caught most received sentences …

Radio 4’s feature on Julian Maclaren-Ross

By Angela Lovely BBC Radio 4 has been featuring the work of Fitzrovia dandy Julian Maclaren-Ross over the last week. JMR frequented many of Fitzrovia's pubs such as The George in Great Portland Street and the Wheatsheaf in Rathbone Place. The Book at Bedtime serialised JMR's only novel Of Love and Hunger; a 30 minute documentary about …