John Kenneth Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017) Read Peter Viney’s excellent tribute:
Family will be performing for the last time this year December 17th & 18th at 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London. Prior to the farewell performances, they will appear at the Close to the Moon Festival in Italy and Ramblin’ Man Fair, respectively. More information at chappo.com.
Following on from its award winning Family box set Once Upon A Time, Snapper Music has created a new box of wonder on its Madfish imprint guaranteed to reinvigorate the reputation of one of the 1970s most underrated and ageless Rock bands. I’m Walking, Complete Streetwalkers 1974-77 is a gloriously packaged 15 CD collection of...Continue reading
A new 2 CD compilation, History, will be released October 28th, 2013 via Madfish/Snapper. This would be the first ‘best of’ package featuring the newly remastered recordings from original master tapes first released via the limited edition box set, Once Upon A Time. Presented in a deluxe digi-pack and featuring period photos and sleeve notes,...Continue reading
Family will headline this year’s Rockin’ The Park festival at Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, on August 16. It’s their only festival appearance of 2013 and follows their acclaimed reunion shows in London on February 1 and 2. They’ll be joined by Asia, Caravan, Snakecharmer and Michael Chapman at the one-day summer event, which is part...Continue reading
Look out for the February 2013 UNCUT magazine and the Shindig! no. 30 (November 2012) issue for excellent Family coverage!
At 15 I had nailed my colours firmly to the music mast, but front man Roger Chapman kept us informed of the progress of the game anyway, disappearing into the wings to ask a roadie with a radio the score. I only just caught the band during their performing existence, but I had their most...Continue reading
February 2013 sees the entire Family catalogue come together for the first time in a massive 14 disc box set released by Snapper in the UK. It includes all the bands recorded work plus 2 discs of unreleased material. Containing all of the band’s albums from the career defining late ’60s albums Music In A Doll’s...Continue reading
Check out the November edition of Classic Rock magazine for a great feature on Family written by Lee Marlow. www.classicrockmagazine.com