Graham Simpson appears on two Roxy recordings: the group's first John Peel session from January 1972, and their all-important debut album, Roxy Music. By the time Roxy returned to the studio in July to record their debut single “Virginia Plain”, Simpson had gone. Never interviewed, never photographed with the group, he seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth, leaving only his enigmatic solo portrait on the inner cover of Roxy Music. Snippets about his tenure in Roxy have emerged over the years, thanks to a number of well-researched books throwing light on the group’s early days, but the story has never been told by the man himself. Until now!
A longer version of my interview with Graham Simpson will appear online at The Wire's website next Thursday 18th September. To order the magazine, or to check out the online version, go to http://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/current/
For information about the the film screening, go to www.portobellofilmfestival.com
and http://www.portobellopopup.com/ I will be attending the screening myself so I hope to see a few of you there.