Beau – 1917 Revolution (The first ever single released on John Peels Dandelion Records)

Its amazing what you can find sometimes sifting through bargain bins, I found the very first ever release by John Peels Dandelion records. Firstly I didn’t really know that Sir John Peel, the master of the air waves had a record label!m apparantly it only 4 years as the label never really had any success due to John Peels attitude of let people find the music themselves. Anything with Peels thumb marks on it was always a good sign of real quality

The very first ever release was a single by little known folk singer songwriter Beau called 1917 revolution. Stylistically I guess you can say his sound was very much of the time, very reminiscent of the likes of Donovan and to a certain extent Dylan in the fact that he was writing protest songs about political. So 1917 revolution is all about the Russian revolution and how the people over through the Tsarist aristocracy.

Beau only ever released one album  due to Dandelion records folding and there is little known about this one man who was washed up never to be heard from again!

About bigjeffbristol

I am someone from Bristol in England who is deeply obsessed with live music! its pretty much like an OCD styled obsession that means pretty much every night I am out. I like being down the fron for shows, because then I can feel the music pulsing through me and I am not going to lie to you, I like to dance a lot. Which can make me at times incredibly annoying because of being 6ft4 tall with blonde curly locks so I am the Thoroughly Annoying Blonde!. and I like to preach my geeky musical inertia to people!
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2 Responses to Beau – 1917 Revolution (The first ever single released on John Peels Dandelion Records)

  1. Kevin Tanswell says:

    Hi Big Jeff, you must have found that in Head! I bought one when I was down from Cheltenham recently, a little gem of an album, always worth rummaging in the bargain bins! Worth checking out a few of the lesser known Dandelion artists, like Principal Edwards Magic Theatre, and Tractor (unlikely to find them in a bargain bin any time soon though!). You’ll know Kevin Coyne and Medicine Head, I’m sure.

  2. Trevor Midgley says:

    Hi Big Jeff – my Googlewatch just raised you above the parapet! Je m’appelle Beau – the very one of whom you speak, alive and kicking and fairly active as it happens. I actually released two albums for Dandelion, plus a few other bits & bobs. There’s even a new vinyl release out this very day! Check out my blog ( or my website ( Thanks for the memory – Beau

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