Sad to hear this news this morning – I am struggling to think of any other influential 1950’s Rock ‘n’ Rollers that are still with us…….off the top of my head Jerry Alison (Cricket’s drummer) is the sole survivor.
If any of you enjoyed Radio 2 Sounds of the Sixties until Brian Mathews death a few years ago then you may well enjoy listening to Roger Day’s show at 08.00 on Saturdays. Lots of varied stuff gets played. Actually some of the other stuff on Boom Radio is quite good. Certainly it is not your ‘typical oldies’ station. In fact the music played covers through from the 40’s through to today’s stuff. Give it a try – you might enjoy it!
Sad to hear that Des O’Connor has died. He was, arguably, the last of the all round entertainers. He toured the UK with Buddy Holly in March ‘58 and, apparently, they had a great time together.The picture was taken on that tour and shows them together with Joe B from the Crickets in the background (Not sure if the link works!)
I read an article on Rolling Stone mentioning that David Crosby has cancelled his upcoming tour. No surprise there in the current climate but what does surprise me is his, alleged, lack of money/savings.
Seems that he is virtually skint and, unless he gets some more money in, he will lose his house shortly!
Amazing! He has been around since the 60’s in the Byrds, CSN, CSN & Y, solo, collaborations etc etc but really? NO MONEY? Yes I know he had major drug issues until a few years ago but to me this is unbelievable!
I am a bit surprised that no one has picked up on the Abbey Road reissue! Hopefully that means that like me you can’t get too excited about even more outtakes that you will never want to hear more than once!
It seems that even Sir Bongo Starr doesn’t wish to hear them either…..
We are about to move house and thought it would be nice to do without a landline and so I went for 3’s (Three) current offer of a HUAWEI AI Cube Router – unlimited data, 4g, 24 months contract. It also has Alexa built in and seems to work really well. I am, however, struggling to get my Spotify linked to it and I thought, as it has Alexa it would be straightforward! Any suggestions would be welcome
I should add that after a few hours I have linked my Sonos Play speakers and, whilst I can play music via the Sonos app on my phone I cannot get toto operate via a voice command through the HUAWEI
Sad to hear that my favourite Monkee has gone…..Peter Tork died today.
This rates as my favourite Monkee song.
Sad to learn that original bass player in the Hollies has died. Unusually for the time he played a 6 string bass.
With his passing the only ’60’s’ group I can think of whose original members are all still around is Manfred Mann. I may well be wrong about that but it certainly makes me feel very old!
Has anyone heard/read about the fuss that is going on over songs that ‘in this age we live in’ are now considered (by some people) to be unexceptable?!?!?
Apparently some Radio station in the States is refusing to play ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’ as it feels the song’s lyrics suggest that the bloke is trying to get laid whilst the female is saying clearly “no”
Now I see that there are other songs that suddenly seem to be unexceptable to some people including – ‘Fairytale of New York’ because the word faggot is used! ‘Jingle Bells’ apparently has racist origins ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas’ because it doesn’t mention Ethiopia!!!
FFS what is wrong with people?!?
I happened to see that Elvis Costello was on Wednesday night’s One Show (BBC One) so watched it on the iPlayer machine…I did fear it might have been car crash TV ( Matt Baker and Elvis?!?!) Turns out it was mildly interesting and Elvis was quite funny. He was plugging his forthcoming album and, from what I heard, it might be quite good.
I still can’t do the links but a few of you may wish to seek it out.
I have just seen that Ray has confirmed that the Kinks are getting together again. Can’t seem to do the link to it – sorry!
What do you think? Too late for me I am afraid. What is the point now they are all well in their 70’s! Poor old Pete Quaife will need a miracle to get back on the stage anyway!
Seems that not content with tampering with Elvis and Roy Orbison the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are now ruining some of the Beach Boys legacy! Who the hell buys this rubbish?!?!? Brian Wilson is apparently delighted with it.
Sad! Sad! Sad!
I know he may not be everyone’s cup of tea but the older I get the more I appreciate many of Neil Diamond’s songs. I am therefore sad to learn that the Sweet Caroline hit maker is now suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and has retired.
I usually take a look at the BBC Radio Two playlist each week and am often surprised at the pictures they use for the artists featured.
Tonight I am slightly more surprised than usual – maybe it is just me but have a look at the one they have used for Taylor Swift……….(I can’t seem to copy or add it here)
I was just thinking about the music that I grew up with in the 1960’s but, more precisely, about the groups that were popular from ’63,’64 onwards. To my horror i can only think of two bands whose original members are still shuffling around this planet – namely the Hollies and Manfred Mann! I would imagine that there must be others but I can’t think of any…….can anyone think of any?
Yes I have been tempted to post this for a few weeks now but fear the ridicule that may subsequently shower down on me but here goes…….
Old Sock by Eric Clapton! Okay it isn’t exactly ‘Layla’ or ‘Slow Hand’ It has some pleasant songs on it. The playing seems fine. Okay it is, perhaps, a bit “lazy” but, in the end, I enjoy listening to it!
Over to you lot……..tell me off if you must but also let me know if you have a similar (album) skeleton in your cupboard.
I have no interest in spending my heard earned pension and savings on these, to me, stupid multi-box sets that everyone seems to be issuing these days. I am, generally, happy that a single album I bought years ago is enough. I don’t want re-mixes, demos, live versions etc etc. I am, however, happy to accept that lots of people really like the idea though.
Call me suspicious but I think it is just a case of artists and companies fleecing the fans. Interesting therefore to see the way the Hey Jude hit maker reacted when someone dared to suggest that, for his Flowers in the Dirt reissue, he wasn’t being very considerate to his fans:-
Despite trying to fight it I am getting the urge to buy a turntable to play my old records on but I have no idea what to get!
Any sensible advice would he most welcome but, as a ‘filter,’ I am talking about a simple basic one. In reality, once the novelty has worn off, I will probably only play one or two LPs per month and so I am thinking sub-£100. There are lots on the Tax Dodgers site and some with good reviews…….I wish to use it with my good old Technics amp which has the old-style phono(?) input for a turntable
I meant to ask this before Christmas but got side-tracked…….
Can someone please tell me why, amongst all the other charts (albums, compilations, dance, rock, albums not by David Bowie, etc ) the pre-order chart exists? Also why would you want to use it and pre-order a download anyway?
I can see that if you are absolutely dying to get your hands on the newest physical platter by your favourite artist then there could be some justification but otherwise….WHY?
Seeing another thread on here got me thinking…..why do so many people, once a musician dies, they feel the need to obtain everything released by that artist?!?!
Everyone to their own of course but if it was that essential why didn’t they purchase them originally?