Fascinating clip from 1969 – the excruciating interview lasts for about three minutes.
Live performance from the short-lived 1980s supergroup formed by Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, drummer Chris Slade and bassist Tony Franklin.
This was the group’s only No 1, in 1968. It was written by leader Roy Wood, who is also the vocalist. This TV performance suggests that Carl Wayne is the … Continue readingThe Move: Blackberry Way
WE still haven’t had a frost here in Lancashire, but it surely can’t be long. Meanwhile many animals are preparing to deal with winter by stoking up to hibernate. For … Continue readingThe big sleep
The most beautiful song Alex Chilton ever wrote, from the album Third/Sister Lovers. And here are a couple of lovely performances by the tribute project Big Star’s Third, led by … Continue readingBig Star: Blue Moon
This was written by Brian Wilson and his father Murry, who used the pseudonym Reggie Dunbar. It was released in June 1969 and got to No 6 in Britain, but … Continue readingThe Beach Boys: Breakaway
Commencing a short season of songs on a lunar theme, this was recorded at the start of the Beggars Banquet sessions in 1968.
This version of the March from Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker was arranged by US record producer Kim Fowley. It was recorded early in 1962 by the house band of session musicians at … Continue readingB Bumble and the Stingers: Nut Rocker
From the wonderful 1970 album The Rout of the Blues.
This was written by Shadows members Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Jet Harris but for contractual reasons it was credited to their manager Peter Gormley. It was released in the … Continue readingThe Shadows: FBI