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RIP Burke Shelley of Budgie

I had hoped to stop writing about dead people but I couldn’t ignore the passing of Burke Shelley .Budgie we’re never of the first bands I ever saw live and I wrote about about it some years ago . Here’s … Continue reading

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You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go ….Who Will You Miss Most ?

It’s got to end sometime, life that is. As mentioned in my last post, last year saw a fine crop of deaths which got me thinking. There are people I’ll miss a bit and others I won’tmiss at all. But there are a … Continue reading

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The Grim Reapers Work in 2021

As might be anticipated there’s been a bumper crop of musicians and singers passing away this year. Its only to be expected, the heros of our youth are now older people. A lot of the departed, Phil Spector, Sylvain Sylvian … Continue reading

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Ring Out Solstice Bells – Jethro Tull

What is it about Jethro Tull that I just don’t get? They’ve got folk and blues and Jazz influences, flute solos, intelligent lyrics, cod pieces, a sense of the absurd, tricky time signatures, theres a whole load of stuff to like. I’ve accommodated Gong … Continue reading

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2021….What I’ve Seen

As music declines as s force in our cultural lives there’s an inverse blooming of analysing the past.  We are living in a golden age of documentation which has probable reached its peak with the ‘Get Back’ documentary which would take the best … Continue reading

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2021..what I’ve read

I’ve not posted a whole lot this year, partly because my job involves a ton of looking at computer screens and partly because I thought a break would do us all good For obvious reasons 2021 has been a bit … Continue reading

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Michael Chapman

Following the passing of Charlie Watts another 80 year old man has left us. Michael Chapman was hardly a household name. In the 70s I was aware of his existence, it’s possible that I might have heard him on the … Continue reading

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Charlie Watts..end of an era

The death of an 80 year old man surrounded by his family doesn’t sound that a big a deal but the loss of Charlie Watts is on every bit as significant as the death of Louis Armstrong or Howling Wolf, … Continue reading

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Hilton Valentine

About a month ago YouTube decided I really needed to see more videos about the Animals. Fair enough, I always like the band just like I enjoyed most of the 60’s groups.Eric Burdon has always been the main focal point … Continue reading

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24: Whatever gets you Thru the Night..John Lennon

Lennon’s time in New York City wasn’t hugely significant from a musical point of view. Prone to inertia and laziness he relied rather on the muse coming knocking. A lot of the time he lacked others to spark him into … Continue reading

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