Breaking the chain

Heather Reid a sixteen year old girl is found collapsed in Howdon - she has run away from her home on West Percy road North Shields, because she is pregnant. She is taken to Willington Quay Maternity hospital where upon she gives birth to a baby Girl that she names Dawn because the dawn was breaking when she was giving birth. After complications set in Heather dies of Toxaemia and her father will not bring up a bastard child. Dawn is adopted by two university lecturers - follow her story as her real father seeks her out and a court battle ensues. this is a tragic story that will have you reading until the end.


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The fans took to the Beatles when the brought out the “White Album” and “Revolver” what about “Sergeant Pepper” man; that album was so different to anything the Beatles had done but the fans went with it.’

“We have to come up with a new sound something that is going to change the face of rock and roll. You know like Elvis did in the fifties.’




Mick Garrity agreed who heartedly with Jim but Paul was stuck in a time warp and it was going to take a while to convince him.’

Mick played something that he had written under the influence of Acid called “Sweet Lemon Popsicle.” They worked on it all day using different Rhythm’s and sounds.’ Jim had recently bought a synthesiser and they played around with it. Paul lit up a joint and they all took a blast from it. “Hey man I thought you’d given the weed up.’ “I had man but last night I got pulled by the plod and I came back all stressed out so I rolled myself the biggest splif you ever saw and within twenty minute’s I was back in here writing; listen to this; Jim played back the song he’d written last night and the lads all laughed. “ Man you were stoned when you wrote that.’

“Yes, but its different to anything that I’ve ever written before.’

“You’re not going to record it Jim are you asked Paul?’

I don’t know man; all I’m saying is we have to come up with something new.

 By late afternoon the lads had smoked three joints. Jim wrote a new song called “The Tangled Wooded Weed’; loosely about being under the influence of Marijuana.’

“Now guys this song is going to be controversial I know, but we are breaking barriers here, forcing the boundaries.’ Mick said come on Paul let’s record the two songs and put them out there. It will blow their minds really man.’ Jim agreed.’

What if they ban it on the radio?

“Then that will force people to buy the record can’t you see; the youth of today are being suppressed they want to break away from the norm; they like things that are controversial. Look at the Kinks who wrote “Lola.

Catchy tune that said Paul “Yes, but did you know that the song is about a transvestite.’ Now you can’t get more controversial than that and they got to number five in the British charts with it.’ Chuck Berry moved with the times and recorded “My Ding a Ling” a song about his Willie for God sake, it got banned all over America and here in Britain, but it got to number one. It stayed in the charts for weeks.’  

“Okay you convinced me, let’s do it; let’s put these songs out there and see the reaction.’

They worked on the arrangement until eleven o’clock that night and the songs were ready to go to press the next day.’


Dawn spent the day with Gordon and Tracey they took a drive out after dropping his in-laws off at the airport. He gave Dylan an envelope and asked him to promise not to open it until he got on board the plane. Dai and Ian made their own way to the airport after spending the night in some woman’s apartment after they had scored with her and a friend.’

When the plane took off Dylan opened the envelope and inside was a letter.

“Now you can make your dream become a reality said Gordon. Attached was a cheque for ten thousand pounds.’

P.S see you on Friday to install the gas and electrics.

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