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Click on image to read the Guardian interview, published on April 27, 2013.

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.

Scan this code with your smartphone to go to The Karl Dallas Archive of Contemporary & Popular Music.

Scan this code with your smartphone to go to The Karl Dallas Archive of Contemporary & Popular Music.

Go to The Karl Dallas Archive of Contemporary and Popular Music for some of my writings.

MovietimeLogo2013-05-29Before 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.

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.


I’ve got a lot of different websites and blogs, eg www.karldallas.com, houstonmedia.tv, not to mention reality2012.wordpress.com.

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.

3 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi Karl, Dave Pegg here re your Sandy denny req. for stuff to exhibit. I have some ad material and pics and stuff that might be useful so let me know when it is going to happen and I can maybe help. I live in Brittany most times when fairport not working. The gig you are trying to date would have been 74 or 75 and props melody maker still have a copy in order for youth get a n exact month. best wishes from peggy and see you soon I hope.


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