From Judas to Jesus? Bob Dylan at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Next year will be the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s infamous Manchester concert at which one member of the audience, enraged by the presence of the singer’s hugely amplified band, stood up and yelled: “Judas!” Surely it is now only a matter of time before someone calls out: “Jesus!” from the stalls. Alan Franks was a journalist on The Times …

Plays and Music

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Details of Alan’s plays and music have now been posted in pages on the site. We’ve also added a couple of poems, Waiting Room and The Old Tunes, winner of the Petra Kenney Prize, 2004, judged by Andrew Motion. There is so much still to do but we have made a start!

Only Natural

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“Wonderful songs. Vetta sings her heart out. I’d defy anyone to better this all-round display of perfection” – Rock n’ Reel “Alan Franks is a modern-day Sydney Carter. In their own very individual way, his songs are as classic as Lord Of the Dance” – John Rety, co-founder, Torriano Poetry Alan Franks and Patty Vetta’s latest CD, Only Natural, is available to …

Welcome to Alan’s new website

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Hi, thank you for taking the time to check out this page. This is a website to showcase the work of Alan Franks, a writer and musician. Alan has a new book coming out soon, The Adventures of Wendy Howard-Watt. This is a comic novel about a female newspaper journalist who specialises in interviewing celebrities. His last novel, The Notes of …