Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues and Andy Partridge of XTC have both praised and welcomed the newly-launched Rocksource Wiltshire website.
Swindon-born Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues says, “Great info, all compiled in one place. Wiltshire always did have a buzzing music scene, all we needed to know is how and where to find it, and how to be part of it – and enjoy it!”
Andy Partridge of Swindon rock legends XTC says, “This site is fantastic because it really shows how much great music has come from Wiltshire. You’ve planted a seed here and I’m sure that as it grows it will become even more engrossing.”
ROCKSOURCE WILTSHIRE is the latest project from the Devizes-based Rocksource Archive. It enables popular music fans to seek out Wiltshire-related music information either by date, by artist or by venue.
The histories of world-beating Wiltshire artists such as The Moody Blues, XTC, James Blunt, Supertramp and Jamie Cullum can be conjured up in an instant simply by searching on their names.
Similarly, just type in the name of any Wiltshire music venue to find out who played there and when.
And it’s not just the rock’n’roll years that are covered. Did you know, for example that Daphne Oram, founder of the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, was born in Devizes? Or that Alberta Slim – Canada’s legendary yodeling cowboy – was born in Wilsford? It’s all there in ROCKSOURCE WILTSHIRE.
You can even enter any date – your own birthday for example – to find out what was happening on the Wiltshire music scene on that day over the years.
But Rocksource Wiltshire is just the beginning. The Rocksource Archive team is already exploring the potential for similar sites about other locations, venues, musical styles, individual artists, specialist radio stations and more.