1965, Mike Levon began recording his Shadows covers band in Grantham,
Whilst at college in Yorkshire, 1965-66, he recorded and
released a folk LPs and EPs, including Last
Thing On My Mind.
In 1966, Mike and Dave Wood set up Holyground, recording
Number Nine Bread Street during
1967 Mike moved into Cass Yard, where he set up the studio. All
Holyground recordings till 1975 were made in this room, including
Mike's first electric session, with Bill Nelson and Global Village.
A to Austr was started in 1968,
and the name Holyground Enterprises was registered.
1971 work had already begun on Astral Navigations.
Thundermother came to record in 1970. In the summer Global Village
were recorded live in Wakefield's Thornes Park, and in the studio
Jumble Lane was started. A to Austr
was released in September.
The rest of Astral was recorded in 1971. Some of this was captured
on film by Mike's brother, Kevin, and released as the Astral
Windows video in 1991. Jumble Lane was released in July 71.
Mike got Bill Nelson in to record what was to become Northern Dream.
period saw the recording of Gygafo's Legend
of the Kingfisher, Northern Dream, and the start of the Ode LP. Many local
bands were recorded. In 1975 Mike closed Holyground, recording
Tears On The Console as its swansong.
1988 Mike started to reissue Holyground records, with this soon
turning into writing and recording new music. Music from the 1990's
was released on And Strangeness And
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