13th February 2017
Bobby Freeman, the San Francisco Bay Area’s first bona fide rock’n’roll star, died 23 January 2017 of natural causes. Ace’s Alec Palao remembers the hitmaker famous for ‘Do You Wanna Dance’ and ‘C’mon & Swim’ as one of rock’s true gentlemen.
6th February 2017
This one has hit me hard. Only yesterday, whilst hunting for an old royalty statement, I stumbled across my David Axelrod file: faxes, letters, reviews, articles on the ultimate Sherlock Holmes (Brett, of course!), and my ticket to the jaw-dropping 2005 concert at the Royal Festival Hall. It reminded me that I needed to call him, that I needed to tell him how much of a fan the latest Doctor Watson was. He would have loved that.
24th January 2017
All at Ace were deeply saddened today to hear that upper echelon Memphis musician Marvell Thomas has died at the age of 75. Marvell’s work as a musician has long been a feature of the catalogues of almost every label in the Ace family. He’s probably on more of our Stax-derived releases than almost any other musician who ever set foot in the label’s McLemore Avenue studios, given that he was there almost from the day Stax opened for business until the day that bankruptcy forced its closure fifteen years later.
4th January 2017
Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs will be in store at Rough Trade East to discuss their new Ace Records compilation “English Weather” on Tuesday, 28th February. Bob and Pete will be signing copies of the compilation after the Q&A.
FREE ENTRY. 6.30pm Doors // 7.00pm On-stage // 7.45pm Signing.
Rough Trade East
Tuesday, 28th February 2017