Help us get the Beck Studio book printed

by Dave Clemo in Kettering, England, United Kingdom

Help us get the Beck Studio book printed
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On 7th May 2021 we successfully raised £943 with 45 supporters in 28 days

This is the second part of the Derek Tompkins story. Crowdfunders will get their own signed copy. Help us pay the printing costs! Thanks!

by Dave Clemo in Kettering, England, United Kingdom

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David Cheney 2nd May 2021

I am in Monteal, Canada, so let me know if you need more for postage (I was hoping GBP20 would cover it). Thanks, Dave.

Julie Woolmore and Ian 1st May 2021

Fond memories of recording at Beck with The Russians and of Derek and Mavis. Looking forward to reading the book. Great idea about the blue plaque. Julie Rebelowitchz

Bip Wetherell 23rd April 2021

I always felt comfortable working with Derek. I always felt it took a bit of nerve recording your own songs. Would they be good enough? Would your mates take the mickey after listening to them? Derek took all that away with his friendliness and professionalism. He is sadly missed by all the muso’s that worked with him. Th Th Thanks Derek. x

plum54kinsey 21st April 2021

Shine on all you crazy diamonds up there enjoying the Great Gig in the Sky. Roger would have loved that this book was finished so quickly. What an amazing achievement, thank you Dave and Mavis x

Jerry Arhelger 19th April 2021

It was my honor and joy to be a friend and a small part of Derek's and Beck Studio's tremendous journey of musical creation through the years. This book brings all the pieces of that journey to light to reveal Beck's creative studio conductor Derek Tompkins.

David Meeks 13th April 2021

I so enjoyed the first book and looking forward to the second. I knew many musicians of the 60 and 70s around Kettering and Northampton and loved the music of that period. The books bring back some lovely memories. Thank you.

Tom Ryder Runton 13th April 2021

This is the second part of the biography of Derek Tompkins, and if the first is to go by then this further volume will be even more fascinating as Derek's more modern work within the music industry is remembered. Having visited Beck Studio and 'felt' Derek's presence, let alone heard the fruits of his labours, particularly with the band Bauhaus and its members (recording collectively and individually) to mention just one, I'm going to be really interested to learn more about the pioneering and exacting craft that Derek exuded. It's a great deal to support this book; please do so.

Kathleen Haigh 9th April 2021

Your first book was excellent, looking forward to the follow up. Great way to support the recording of local social history, people and events.

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