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On This Day – Hendrix, Suicide, Accident or Murder?

Tweet On this day in 1970 some firends and I were on holiday with our girlfriends in a cottage in South Wales. We were having breakfast when we heard the news of Hendrix’s death on the BBC. Since then there have been a number of theories as to what happened. Eric Burden of the Animals […]

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On This Day 15 September 1964 – Beatles’ Halted, To Protect The Fans!

Tweet On this day in 1964 The Beatles were playing a show at The Cleveland Public Hall in Ohio.  Things were going swimmingly, The band was playing well and no one could hear a thing because of the young girls screaming.  Just a normal performance really, when the show was stopped for health and safety […]

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My Essential 100 Albums – 7 – George Thorogood and the Destroyers, GT&tD

Tweet Recorded in 1977 this was the first Thorogood album.  Mainly blues covers with only two self penned songs it introduced me to the talent that is George Thorogood.  A love of blues shines through the playing.  It is one of those things, 10 bands can play the same song but you know instinctively which […]

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My Essential 100 Albums – 4 – Music in a Dolls House, Family.

Tweet   The first album by Family is a strange and wonderful thing.  Roger Chapman is blessed with a distinctive, warbling voice.  The band were all talented musicians including Ric Grech on bass and Jim King on sax being just 2.  Being co produced by Dave Mason did not hurt either.   Family released this […]

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My Essential 100 Best Albums – 2 Gone Aint Gone Tim Fite

Tweet It is my quest here to establish those essential 100 best albums that I would save if the house is going up in flames.  The first one to be saved is Strictly Personal by Captain Beefheart and His Magic band. That was an easy, easy choice.  The second was equally easy.  Gone Aint Gone […]

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Rolling Stones At Hyde Park 6th July.2013

Tweet  We went to see the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park.  There is always a bit of trepidation when you see a band that you love and admire.  Will they be as good as you remember?  How will time have affected them?  Will it seem as if they are only there for the money and […]

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Music Really DOES Change Your Brain Chemistry

Tweet The strap line on this blog is a quotation from Nick Cave who says that music is the only art form that can change your brain chemistry in 3 minutes.  It is true.  A programme on BBC Radio 4 was talking about the science behind music and made the very same point.  Music affects […]

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My Essential 100 Best Albums – The First One! – Strictly Personal – Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. (1968)

Tweet  The idea behind this list is for me to say which essential 100 best albums I will take with me when I have to go to live in an old folks’ home (not that I am anticipating that in the near future).  The prospect of paring my CDs down to just 100 essential albums […]

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My Essential 100 Best Albums

Tweet OR Days of Future Passed OR – Music in a Home In these days when we are all living longer more and more of us will be faced with be faced with spending our declining years in sheltered housing.  It goes without saying that most of our possessions will not be going to the […]

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Pretty Things, Dick Taylor, Still pretty Good!

Tweet I saw the Pretty Things on Saturday.  It was the first time in more than 40 years.  I was expecting to be disappointed. I was not. Dick Taylor was a founding member of the Rolling Stones, pushed out to make way for Brian Jones.  He was always a great guitarist.  We tend to forget […]

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