This was written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s, and is largely the first eight verses of the third chapter of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the King James … Continue readingThe Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
In honour of Stones drummer Charlie Watts who has died at 80: This was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for the Stones’ 1972 double album Exile on Main St. As … Continue readingRolling Stones: Tumbling Dice
David Bowie wrote and produced this track. It was released by Mott the Hoople in July 1972, reaching No 3 in Britain and No 37 in America. It is No … Continue readingMott the Hoople: All The Young Dudes
The Edward G Robinson of rock never sang better than this. From Veedon Fleece, 1974.
And lovely it is too. From 1971’s Please To See The King.
. . . on the Ribble Valley. Again. This is a live version of the Dylan song Ferry recorded on his 1973 oldies album These Foolish Things.
Top sobbing by singer Lux Interior, RIP. Taken from the 1979 album Off the Bone.
RELEASED in 1958, this is my favourite Buddy Holly number. It was written by Holly’s friend Bob Montgomery (they performed at high school in Lubbock, Texas as Buddy and Bob) … Continue readingBuddy Holly: Heartbeat