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Tweet On This Day, 4th September, 1962, the Beatles entered EMI Studios at Abbey Road for the group’s first proper recording session Or perhaps not, according to your perspective. They were there to record two songs for their debut single. The band was John, Paul, George, and Ringo – Ringo is the key to the […]
Tweet 29th August 1976, Jimmy Reed died after an epileptic seizure at the age of 50. Jimmy Reed influenced many later guitarists with his distinctive sound. He also wrote many songs, perhaps the most noticeable was “Bright Lights, Big City” (a personal favourite of mine). He did not manage to get signed by Chess records […]
Tweet My first experience of Lou Reed’s music was courtesy of John Peel’s radio show. Late at night on an old Bakelite radio while reading in bed, typical teenager stuff. The first Velvet Underground track I heard was (I think) Heroin, but it could have been White Light. In any event, I was sold. Following […]
Tweet My 100 Essential Albums I like Desert Island Disks. For those that do not know this radio show the premiss is very simple. A celebrity is asked to choose just 8 tracks that they would take with them if they were to be marooned on a desert island. Obviously, 8 tracks is a nonsense. […]