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Gavin Martin

Sabotaging since 3 Mar 2010

Gavin Martin began writing as a graffiti artist in Bangor, Northern Ireland in 1976. The following year he began the Fanzine Alternative Ulster, later a song by Stiff Little Fingers. In 1978 he wrote his first article for the NME and joined the paper's staff in 1980. He was worked as Events Organizer at NFT and, among other things, is currently MUsic Critic at The Daily Mirror, Host Of MUsic Spoken Word Event Talking Musical Revolutions and Director Of Communications At Familyofrock.com.

My Articles

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Life

The Life And Death Of Las Vegas’s Greatest Casino

Not only Sin City’s first themed casino, The New Frontier hosted Elvis, Liberace, The Supremes and has seen all sorts of debauched action along the way…

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Film

A Tribute To John Cazale, The Greatest Character Actor Of His Generation

Deer Hunter, Godfather and Dog Day Afternoon, not a bad CV. Every film John Cazale was in was Oscar nominated. Ladies and gents, doff your trilbies…

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People

Charles Manson And The Death Of The Californian Dream

The swinging 60s in the Sunshine State – California. A decade of sex, drink, drugs and debauchery soundtracked by The Beach Boys, The Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

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Life

When The Magic Bus Rode Again

Ken Kesey’s legendary `Magic Bus’, filled with tie-dye hippies, flower children and the spirit of Jerry Garcia, is heading your way. But it’s 1999 and times have changed, will its mantra, `love, love, love’, weave its spell the second time around, after 35 years? Gavin Martin digs this out from his archive.

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TV

Jeremy Clarkson: A Cyclist’s Pleasure In Winding Him Up

Spying the stone dried denim clad arse of Clarkson one day, I gave him what for from the saddle. I’ve cycled everywhere since…

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Film

Happy Birthday Groucho Marx:
Oh, You Wicked Man

Groucho Marx was both the messiah and a very naughty boy and the women loved him for it. He would have been 111 years old today.

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Film

Action! The John Sturges Story

You might not recognise the name, but director John Sturges was a man who understood what men wanted from their big screen idols: a motorcycle maverick, a renegade gun for hire and a one-armed karate expert. More gold from the Jack mag archive.

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Music

20 Forthlin Road: the Spiritual Home of The Beatles

Step inside the spiritual home of The Beatles. A house of joy, a house of fun, a house of music.

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Music

Rubber Bandits: Two Fingers to the Celtic Tiger

“Fuck your Honda Civic, I’ve got a horse outside…” is not only the best chorus of 2010, it also takes us back to the halcyon days when having a horse meant you were a wildman…

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Film

Films of Freedom

From The Great Escape and Easy Rider to The Shawshank Redemption and Ghandi these are the films that fly the flag for freedom.

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Music

Alternative Ulster: Punk Rock In Belfast 1977

Punk rock comes to Belfast in 1977 and teenage school leaver Gavin Martin knows the moment for change has come. SLF, The Clash and The Sex Pistols replace the UVF, school and monarchist relatives in his world outlook.

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