- Go to bit.ly/KDsales to see my new webstore.
My name is Karl Dallas and I celebrated my 83rd birthday on January 29, 2014. I’ve been at it since I was a grammar schoolboy, listening to Midnight in Frankfurt on AFN via a short-wave radio while the Nazi V2s were landing in Tooting Broadway. I wrote my first article for Melody Maker in July, 1957, and I’m still doing it today in various media, as you can see if you go to my archive.
Go to The Karl Dallas Archive of Contemporary and Popular Music for some of my writings.
Before I started writing on music, in the late 1940s I was writing film reviews, mostly for Connery Chappell’s Picturegoer magazine (where I reviewed Marilyn Monroe’s first bit-part in a B-movie.) Today my main big-screen focus is on BCB Radio‘s monthly Movietime show. Listen to an archive of past editions, plus other broadcasts, by clicking on the link below:
Click HERE for the latest version (available from 7pm GMT, Thursday January 23).
In 1979 I moved from music to IT, and there was a time when you could read my writings on personal computers in virtually every magazine with the word “User” in its title. I moved from IT journalism into consultancy, funded by companies like Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. Today I publish my commentaries on the CTRL-V website.
From now on, thanks to some helpful advice I’ve received from Pan Aveyard, I’ve decided to cut the crap and put everything through this site.
Now, back to my real work, which is writing. I feel a new song coming on.