Category Archives: memories of 70s

15:Hallogallo… Neu

Covid coma has hit me this week so I am recycling an old post Hallogallo holds a place in my heart even though I’ve sometimes gone decades without listening to it. This is partly because its a great track perfectly … Continue reading

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14: Welcome to the Working Week..Elvis Costello

So, it’s ok to go back to work as long as you can’t work from home (I can!) and its safe to do so (?) and you can get there without using public transport (??), or you can use public … Continue reading

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12: Mother and Child Reunion…Paul Simon

To my 13-year-old self, Paul Simon, didn’t amount to a whole lot. Of course, I had heard of Simon and Garfunkel, they were a constant presence on British Forces Radio which had literally been my only entertainment for the last three years … Continue reading

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Goodies

The death from Coronavirus related complications of Tim Brooke-Taylor has been a real shock. He might have been 79 but his personality and even his appearance had changed little since the late 60’s. Brooke-Taylor had always been about 40 years … Continue reading

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Song for Easter..Morning has Broken

Well its Easter again and it’s an Easter like no other. We seem to have had a decent New Year’s Day, then Australia caught fire, Britain disappeared underwater and then a pandemic, if this year was on subscription I’d have … Continue reading

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10:Long Distance Love…Little Feat

I read the papers And I got the blues I’m so sad to hear the news Help wanted, but not enough You know these times are gettin’ rough Another pandemic themed song this week from Little Feat. Around the mid … Continue reading

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9: Five Years.. David Bowie

In the 70’s, watching TV was a consensus activity. Most home only had one set and that was there for the entertainment of the whole family, you didn’t just watch what you wanted when you wanted it, especially if it … Continue reading

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7:Meet me on the Corner…Lindisfarne

For most people their ultimate ‘tracks of my years’ songs are ones they heard somewhere between the ages of 13 and 20. Almost all musician can report a eureka moment when they heard the music which would change their lives. … Continue reading

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6: All the Young Dudes.. Mott the Hoople

Early Mott the Hoople had their fans, Mick Jones later of the Clash and Kris Needs later editor of Zigzag magazine to name just two. The band inspired the devotion that only comes from giging and hard work. Early producer … Continue reading

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5. Can’t Get Enough..Bad Company

‘Well I take whatever I want And baby I want you, After the chaotic dissolution of Free, vocalist Paul Rogers formed a band Peace and landed a support slot on a Mott the Hoople tour. Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs has … Continue reading

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