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I am a 64 year old married man, who was born and lives in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, and has a life long interest and passion for popular music in all its many guises. In recent years, my input to Wikipedia has concentrated on creating, enhancing, expanding and referencing many music related, and other miscellaneous articles.

I sometimes describe myself as a pop historian. If no one will believe that somewhat dodgy, promotional and dubious claim, I am definitely now a 'Grandmaster Editor'. So there - suck on that one if you will.

Just drop me a line, either via Wikipedia, or through e-mail at - derekrbullamore@yahoo.co.uk. You never know your luck, I might even reply.

January 2019

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Derek R Bullamore
 
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning December 22, 2013
An editor with a life long interest and passion for popular music in all its many guises. His diligence makes positive things happen to improve articles. 95% of his edits are to article space.
Recognized for
creating, enhancing, expanding and referencing many music related articles.
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Contents

Reference booksEdit

  • British Hit Singles - 8th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-941-2
  • British Hit Singles - 14th Edition - ISBN 0-85156-156-X
  • British Hit Singles - 16th Edition - ISBN 085112-190-X
  • British Hit Singles & Albums - 19th Edition - ISBN 1-904994-10-5
  • The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums - 3rd Edition - ISBN 0-85112-888-2
  • The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums - 7th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-619-7
  • Guinness Rockopedia - ISBN 0-85112-072-5
  • The Book of Golden Discs - 2nd Edition - ISBN 0-214-20512-6
  • The Great Rock Discography - 5th Edition - ISBN 1-84195-017-3
  • The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray - ISBN 1-85868-255-X
  • The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits - ISBN 0-85112-250-7
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music - ISBN 1-904041-96-5
  • NME Rock 'N' Roll Years - CN 5585
  • Perfecting Sound Forever : The Story of Recorded Music - Greg Milner - ISBN 978-1-84708-140-7
  • Escaping the Delta : Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues - Elijah Wald - ISBN 0-06-052423-5
  • Deep Blues - Robert Palmer - ISBN 978-0-14-006223-6
  • The Devil's Music : A History of the Blues - 2nd Edition - Giles Oakley - ISBN 978-0-306-80743-5

How many / how long / who cares ?Edit

Stars and stripesEdit

58 Barnstars and other awards
 
The Barnstar of Diligence

Derek R Bullamore, I award you the Barnstar of Diligence for your months of outstanding hard work furnishing Wikipedia with the facts of musical life, and in particular for your sharing of new information in a true community spirit. It warms my heart. Vinoir 19:17, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Rdbrewster has awarded you The Original Barnstar for your excellent contribution to Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers! Thanks, Derek! My original gave hardly any detail (because I didn't know that much about them). Now, thanks to you, it is a great article! Rdbrewster 17:35, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For your impressive work on Joe Jackson. Garion96 (talk) 23:50, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
  The Music Barnstar
An overdue Music Award, in particular my appreciation for your efforts keeping an eye on Shirley Bassey. (I can't take my eye off her, either.) Nyctc7 (talk) 04:07, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
  The Resilient Barnstar
Here is a token of my appreciation for the efforts you placed into rescuing all these articles, in what is undoubtedly a stressful time for you. Having every of your contributions scrutinized is not a comfortable place to be. Don't think even for a moment that your efforts aren't valued. MLauba (talk) 22:55, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
For the time and effort you put in to improving the project. Moonriddengirl (talk) 14:38, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
  The Content Creativity Barnstar
For the creation of Max Morath. Great work. Yworo (talk) 20:07, 9 August 2011 (UTC)
  The Biography Barnstar
To commemorate the achievement of writing 250 new articles - mostly but not all biographical, I suspect... It's how they would have wanted to be remembered! Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:19, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
  The Editor's Barnstar
Thanks for starting Hattie Hart. good job. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:34, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
  The Technical Barnstar
On behalf of WikiProject Eurovision I would like to award you with this barnstar as a sign of appreciation for all the reflink repair work you have done across so many Eurovision Song Contest articles. It truly is appreciated. Wesley Mouse 11:34, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
I appreciate your all previous and present works, especially fixing the references per linkrot that is hard work.Thanks. Justice007 (talk) 11:12, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
  The Editor's Barnstar
Thanks for all the reference-filling you've been doing! :) Ironholds (talk) 19:47, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
  The Working Wikifier's Barnstar
For your diligence in the use of Reflinks to fill in bare urls. Almost as soon as I tag an article for using bar urls, you are there and remedy the situation. Thank you. NtheP (talk) 15:53, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
  An appreciation Barnstar
An appreciation barnstar in recognition of your all past and present works on Wikipedia. Justice007 (talk) 13:13, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
  The da Vinci Barnstar
For all the hard work you do in repairing bare urls. Exceptional work ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 20:59, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
I've noticed you're always the one that fills in the references of all the articles I tag as linkrot. I thought you might appreciate this. Mason Doering (talk) 14:05, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
  The Citation Barnstar
Thanks for your help! Much appreciated! GabeIglesia (talk) 20:12, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
  The Working Man's Barnstar
For tirelessly fixing bare URL's. I put the "Bare URL" sign on a page (Mohammed Gambo) and in less then 24 hours, here he came, putting full citations on all 15 references. Thank you! Charlie the Pig (talk) 03:06, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
  The Working Wikifier's Barnstar
For your diligence in the use of Reflinks to fill in bare urls. Thank you for your assistance with Iowa Miss Basketball. RickH86 (talk) 16:22, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
For your tireless contributions, filling in references in the fight against linkrot. Thank you! C679 16:31, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your considerable efforts to improve the quality of sourcing and articles on wikipedia on a daily basis. Keep it up!! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 00:10, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
Great to have you back Derek, keep up the terrific sourcing work! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:50, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
  The Citation Barnstar
For all the MILHIST citiation work. Catlemur (talk) 20:56, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
For all the bare URL's you fill in, verifiability would be more difficult without your help! Snuggums (talk / edits) 19:40, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
:D Entrepreneurdoctor (talk) 14:13, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks!!!!!!!!!

You're really cool to help me out like this!!!! Afam Sister (talk) 09:07, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For all of the work you do improving sourcing and reducing the backlog of bare urls. Keep it up!! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:41, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Filling bare references. Thank you for the hard work! Twofortnights (talk) 22:21, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
  The Working Man's Barnstar
You 'da man wackin' 'da linkrot. The Dissident Aggressor 19:38, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
  The Citation Barnstar
Thank you for fixing so many bare URLs. Edwardx (talk) 18:33, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I thereby award you with The Tireless Conributor Barnstar for your continued work combating linkrot here on Wikipedia. Keep up the good work. Armbrust The Homunculus 23:01, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
thank you for helping! Dutchy85 (talk) 23:13, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
I hereby award you this barnstar for services to referencing. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:40, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thank yuo so much! Oeoi (talk) 21:51, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
  The Mississippi Barnstar
Thank you for your edits to Lula and Clarksdale. Magnolia677 (talk) 01:16, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
  The Linkrot Barnstar
Dear, Derek R Bullamore, for your Linkrot efforts at many articles, in the face of considerable hard work!Justice007 (talk) 19:34, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
  The Linkrot Barnstar
For continuous, tireless work on improving bare urls - Ninney (talk) 22:03, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
  The Technical Barnstar
Thank you for your work on Jwala Gutta and fixing the references. Your work is appreciated! Numerounovedant 12:02, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  The Hard Worker's Barnstar
For your work improving the formatting of references on Sari Squad and countless other articles. zazpot (talk) 21:27, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
  The Lemmy Kilmister Public Service Award
For work above and beyond the call of duty at List of deaths in rock and roll. Read 'em and weep... Ghmyrtle (talk) 15:29, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
  The Technical Barnstar
Thanks for your great work in repairing bare urls. Yellow Dingo (talk) 11:21, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
Thanks for helping the article expand!! :) Batreeqah (Talk) (Contribs) 00:51, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
thanks for filling out the references in Bernard Dzoma's article. Endo999 (talk) 14:37, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for your tireless responses to the omnipresent linkrot tags. Happy Holidays. Quis separabit? 22:56, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
  The Citation Barnstar
You made it all better. Thanks. 7&6=thirteen () 20:39, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
  The Technical Barnstar
Thanks for your tireless contributions. I'm always impressed when I don't have time to clean up bare links and so add a linkrot template by how often and how quickly you come along and clean them up! Melcous (talk) 01:29, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For all your tireless addressing of link rot in citations. You are making our great work a lot more professional-looking and easier for readers to follow cites. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 16:23, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
  The Citation Barnstar
Great job!! Thank you! Atsme📞📧 19:59, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
  The Empty Set Barnstar
For emptying a clean-up category. { }
  The Special Barnstar
For all your wonderful work in preventing link rot and expanding citations. Much appreciated! Skr15081997 (talk) 12:10, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for correcting the citations on the article Ballie Wahl Barry Ne (talk) 11:31, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
  The Cleanup Barnstar
For all the inglorious work you do laboring away at the incessant linkrot on WP. Keep up the good work. Onel5969 TT me 15:34, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
  The Citation Barnstar
Mr. Bullamore,

Thank you for taking the time to enhance the quality of the article Malankara-Persia relations. This topic is of great historical importance to the ancient Christian population in India. Once again, thank you and Merry Christmas! Swordofcherubim (talk) 02:10, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

  The Citation Barnstar
Always responding to pesky linkrot templates within hours, and often adding your own little fixes too -- you deserve this and more, thank you! Merry Christmas! ~Sıgehelmus♗(Tøk) 17:36, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I know you will be there to clear up my clean up tags. I do want to emphasize that I don't just do 'drive-by' taggings. Keep up the good work. 7&6=thirteen () 14:21, 19 March 2019 (UTC)


  The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations on twenty-five DYK articles! Moonraker2 (talk) 00:00, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
  The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations are in order! You have created or expanded 50 articles that appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page; articles primarily about blues musicians. Thank you for expanding the wealth of human knowledge in this well-deserving area. Great work! Binksternet (talk) 13:42, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Articles createdEdit

511 new Wikipedia articles
         

Did you knowsEdit

59 Did you knows
  On 4 November, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Milk and Alcohol, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On October 29, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article The Olympic Runners, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On November 28, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Big Joe Duskin, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On November 30, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Lonesome Sundown, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On December 2, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Sugar Blue, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On December 2, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Whistlin' Alex Moore, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On December 2, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article James Harman, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On December 18, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Otis Grand, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On January 25, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Eddie Mapp, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On January 29, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Willie Love, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 2, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Son Bonds, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 5, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Maggie Jones (blues musician), which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 8, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Buster Pickens, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 11, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ramblin' Thomas, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 15, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Shakey Jake Harris, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 18, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Alec Seward, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 19, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Titus Turner, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 22, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Washboard Willie, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On February 22, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Baby Tate, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On March 5, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Little Sonny, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On March 12, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Eddie "Guitar" Burns, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On March 13, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mike Morgan (musician), which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On March 20, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Jimmy Burns, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  On March 20, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Johnnie Bassett, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
 On 29 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ron Hackenberger, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ron Hackenberger is selling his collection of 700 vehicles, including over 250 Studebakers? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ron Hackenberger. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ron Hackenberger), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
 On 11 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Robert "Big Mojo" Elem, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that though Robert "Big Mojo" Elem was a fixture on the Chicago blues scene for over forty years, he recorded only one album? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Robert "Big Mojo" Elem. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Robert "Big Mojo" Elem), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Reds or bluesEdit

This is an ongoing, 'work in progress' list, relating primarily to 'obscure' blues musicians. However, several of those listed may well fall into the R&B, country and/or jazz genres. It is likely that some of those currently listed will fail the current Wikipedia notability criteria. If that is clearly the case, then I will remove those names. Otherwise, and allowing for the usual verifiable sources being available, then the quest is to change a fair number of the 'red links' into 'blues' (pun intended).

As this list is now public property, I have absolutely no objection to anyone with an interest seeking to assist. It would be helpful, to avoid potential duplication of effort, if anyone contributing makes their interest known. Thank you.


Derek R Bullamore (talk) 14:41, 18 October 2011 (UTC) – updated 19 May 2019 (British Loafing Time)