Author: John Burke

Music Palooza Record Fair – 17/18 August 2019

Over the past few weeks the weather has returned to a bleak wet winter with a chilly vengeance.  Gusty winds have converted decent kicks for goal into rushed behinds and standing in the outer, with sauce dripping down your fingers

1969 – End of a Momentous Decade

Into the Light & Darkness The Sixties was certainly a decade of vast change and upheaval.  The earlier short back and sides of Rock n’ Roll and the crooners gave way to the irrepressible new beat from Merseyside, the Beatles,

Easter Monday Record Fair at Semaphore – 22 April

Now that the Utrecht Record Fair [13/14/April] (where they publish a road map to help punters find their way around the 500 stalls the size of a small suburb) and Record Store Day [13 April] (where insanely priced records sell

Rockblogster – The Soundtracks of Our Lives

Rockblogster is a running commentary of Rock and Pop happenings starting in 1963 when the music started to get interesting again.  Rock and Roll had had its first eruption in the mid 1950s and Elvis seemed to have run his



Calendar of Adelaide Record Fairs – 2019

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019.  Thirteen Record Fairs are scheduled for this year.  The Port Elliot fair has already been and gone and from all reports it went reasonably well, noting it is hard to get holiday makers

Semaphore Record Fair #15 – 1 October 2018

It’s that time of the year again.  The roar of the crowds – the hiss and boo of rival supporters, flags and scarves waving gaily in the breeze favouring the scoreboard end…..Collingwood lines up against the Eagles on Saturday, 29

August Record Fairs: The Report

The Record Fairs held in August were varied affairs.  At Music Palooza we fought the weather inside and outside the Warehouse, a malfunctioning ironclad building, at times noisy with hail penetrating the shoddy roof, dismal, cold with inadequate light.  The

Northern Adelaide Record Fair – Saturday 25 August 2018

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.  Following a wet and soggy two days at Music Palooza two weeks back, where deals were brisk and sales were generous, White Elephant Records will be recharging

Music Palooza – 11&12 August at the Warehouse

Winter temperatures and rain have fallen in Adelaide with great consistency in recent weeks and in the days leading up to Music Palooza, a bright beacon on our social calendar.   And on this weekend it will be raining records in