My favourite song by the Biggies; this is a demo for the great album Third/Sister Lovers.
TODAY’s hymn in praise of God’s creation was written by St Francis of Assisi (1181/2-1226), the patron saint of animals. Francesco Bernardone was born in Assisi, Umbria, in 1181. His … Continue readingAll Creatures of Our God and King
This was written by Paul McCartney at the age of 16 and attributed to Lennon-McCartney, as were all their songs written individually. It was released in 1964 by Peter Asher, … Continue readingPeter and Gordon: A World Without Love
Pretty near perfect track from their final LP Goodbye Cream.
This was written by Norrie Paramor and Bunny Lewis for the 1959 film Expresso Bongo in which it was performed by Cliff Richard and the Shadows. It was released as a single … Continue readingCliff Richard and the Shadows: A Voice in Wilderness
A clip from the Faces’ farewell British gig, at the Kilburn State Theatre on December 23, 1974. By then poor old Ronnie Lane had been replaced on bass by Tetsu … Continue readingThe Faces with Keith Richards: I Would Rather Go Blind
AT the end of my second column about Nick Drake, he was dead from a drug overdose at the age of 26 having spent his final months in self-imposed squalor. How … Continue readingNick Drake: Now we rise
Pretty good guitar playing for a lass . . .
From 1970, the mighty Bridge showing them Froggies how she’s mastered the lingo.
Written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James, this was first recorded in 1970 by B J Thomas (who made the ghastly Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head, which pretty … Continue readingAlways on my Mind