|20 January : Mick Mercer
|This week I, and
other fans who have Toyah websites,
received an email from Mick Mercer. I'm
sure most of you will know who Mick is,
but for those of you who don't - he is a
journalist, who in the early 80's
interviewed Toyah a number of times for
magazines and music papers such as Record
Mirror and NME. Mick also reviewed many
of Toyah's very early gigs and albums
between 1979 and 1984.
music journalists of the time Mick always
supported Toyah and his interviews and
reviews were always positive and
favourable without being psychophantic. I
have some of these reviews and will add
them to Dreamscape as and when I get the
two Toyah pictures are owned by Mick and
he has kindly let me use them here. They
are taken from a Toyah Photo CD he has
compiled, which is available from his
website, The Mick Mercer Archive.
also sent me two interviews he did with
Toyah, one from ZigZag Magazine published
in December 1980, and the other from
Record Mirror published in 1981. I have
recently added the latter to the Article
Archive, and will include the ZigZag
interview as soon as I have the time.
|20 January : Adam Ant - Get
|No one can have
failed to have heard about Adam Ant's
recent troubles. Adam has been all over
the tabloids and TV News during the past
week and I wish him a speedy recovery.
Toyah recently said that Adam and her are
getting along brilliantly which is great
appears to be no need to worry about
April's 'Here And Now' Tour. This is
taken from Friday's 'Planet Sound'
(Channel 4 Teletext Music News Page):
of an arena tour due to feature Adam Ant
as headliner are insisting he will still
told us he is really excited about
performing on this tour." said Tony
Denton. "He is receiving treatment
and we expect him to make a full
tour, starting in April, will be Ant's
first British shows for six years. The
Here And Now Tour also stars ABC, Belinda
Carlisle and Toyah.
also ran a similar story, again quoting
|20 January : 'Four From
Toyah' Silver Disc
piece of Toyah memoribilia recently
closed at eBay, the online auction
website, for the not inconsiderable price
The item was a
silver disc presented to someone, not
Toyah, to recognise sales in the United
Kingdom of over 250,000 copies of 'Four
more interesting Toyah bits and pieces
can be found at ebay.co.uk
|20 January : News Of The
gets a small mention in today's (whisper
it) 'News Of The World'. Sarcastic TV
reviewer Ally Ross, "Britain's No.1
Couch Potato" writes on his page...
I'd like to congratulate Toyah
Willcox on landing the voiceover contract
for Immodium diarrhoea tablets...I'd like
to, but somehow it seems inappropriate.
dear! Who rattled his cage? We all have
to pay the mortgage somehow!!!
|20 January : What A Relief!
can currently be heard on TV in the UK
doing the voiceover for 'Immodium
Tablets'. I think this is the first ad
she has been involved with since the
'Bird's Angel Delight' one a few years
ago. Of course nothing will ever compare
with the almost legendary 'Mum Roll On
Rock 'N' Roll Indeed!
|20 January : Radio Five
did a live phone interview with Radio
Five on the day that Adam Ant was
She said that
there were many times in her life when
she felt she might crack up, and that she
thought that Adam will pull through!
to Paul Richards.
|20 January : Shoestring -
- Find The Lady advertised all over the
place, TV guides, newspapers, websites
(cough) etc, that it would be broadcast
on Thursday 17th January - Nope!
Instead the BBC decide to show
it a whole day early resulting in me, and
many others I'm sure, missing out yet
again. I haven't seen this episode since
it was repeated way back in the early
80's and it now looks like that I'll have
to wait until around 2019 for a another
repeat showing. I know it's not that
important really, but worth a moan
anyway. Well done the BBC - not!
|20 January : TV Update
Holiday In Style
relaxes in Langkawi.
|20 January : More Festive TV
from the already mentioned 'Toyah on
Festive Telly' appearances (see 11th
January) she was also spotted during Paul
Young's This Is Your Life. They
used an old (and brief) clip from the
1985 Rock & Pop Awards (now
the Brits) when TW, complete with 'Minx'
image, presented Paul with the Best Male
Thanks to Craig