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ThomThom Hickey one of the blessed 50s baby boomer generation, was born in London into an Irish family and formally educated at catholic schools and Cambridge University.  More importantly he was informally educated by the BBC, The Observer, The New Statesman and The New Yorker.  His music professors were radio giants Charlie Gillett, John Peel and Emperor Rosko. The print columns of Richard Williams, Ian MacDonald and Tony Russell were religiously read and annotated.

Further intensive study was conducted at the Hammersmith Odeon, the Hope and Anchor, the 100 Club, Ronnie Scott’s and the Rainbow. Many investment portfolios were foresworn in favour of sourcing recorded treasures from the hallowed halls of HMV, Colletts, Tower and Virgin Records and mail order outfits galore.

He has a continuing belief that you can never watch too many Westerns or Ken Burns documentaries, read enough biographies about Samuel Beckett or Buster Keaton and that there is always just one more Bob Dylan bootleg he needs.

To finance his obsessions he has worked in financial recruitment, as a charity campaigner and been a senior investigator into complaints about the NHS.  He now lives deep in the Surrey woods with his beautiful wife, graceful daughter and inspirational son.

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  1. Now, why have I only just thought to read your About page! It just occurred to me that you might know my cousin, Barney Hoskyns. I may have asked you before and forgotten so forgive me if I have. (A Boomer’s memory is not what it was!)

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  2. My father played El Paso on an eight track player in our family 1971 Continental, white paint, white interior and a front bench seat six feet wide if it was an inch. In the warm California sun, driving down PCH and singing along, my dad and I had quite a few fun Saturdays together. Reading your article and lustening again to Marty Robbins made me tear up a little and the lump in my throat was both painful and soothing.

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