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lewist
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Re: Music

#361 Postby lewist » May 7th, 2016, 12:02 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Alan H wrote:Goodness...
Indeed... but he's just a young fresh faced guy... :sad2:
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Re: Music

#362 Postby Alan H » May 7th, 2016, 1:39 pm

Dave B wrote:Just listened to interview with Ralph McTell.

Seems it was 50 years ago that he wrote and first sung "Streets of London"

Blimey, seems like only . . .

Still relevant.

According to Wikipedia, it was released in 1969 - but maybe he wrote it few years earlier?
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Re: Music

#363 Postby Dave B » May 7th, 2016, 2:26 pm

Alan H wrote:
Dave B wrote:Just listened to interview with Ralph McTell.

Seems it was 50 years ago that he wrote and first sung "Streets of London"

Blimey, seems like only . . .

Still relevant.

According to Wikipedia, it was released in 1969 - but maybe he wrote it few years earlier?
Hmm.the interviewer mentioned "fifty years" and he did not demur. Perhaps I missed an "nearly" in there - 47 years ago is a near miss :smile:

PS: he may have sung it live before 1969, little memory bell ringing there.
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Re: Music

#364 Postby Tetenterre » October 13th, 2016, 3:15 pm

Bob Dylan's only gone and got himself a Nobel gong - and I've gone all starry-eyed and laughing!

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Re: Music

#365 Postby Nick » October 14th, 2016, 8:27 am

Eric Bogle's take on Dylan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOHvUUzgn0

Enjoy!

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Re: Music

#366 Postby Tetenterre » October 14th, 2016, 10:28 am

:D
Thanks - I'd forgotten about that one - I always remember Bogle for Green Fields of France and The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, both of which I used to massacre in folk clubs 40 years ago.
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Re: Music

#367 Postby Tetenterre » December 5th, 2016, 7:09 pm

One of my students recently introduced me to this. One of those "first times I've really heard the words" moments:

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#368 Postby Alan H » December 5th, 2016, 8:48 pm

Can't say I like any other track of theirs, but I do like that one!
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Re: Music

#369 Postby Tetenterre » December 6th, 2016, 9:42 am

Alan H wrote:Can't say I like any other track of theirs
Neither do I.
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Re: Music

#370 Postby Alan H » December 9th, 2016, 12:03 am

And another one bites the dust: Greg Lake, aged 69.

I learned something from the journalist Meirion Jones this evening: ELP recorded Aaron Copland's Fanfare the Common man (superb IMHO). Meirion said that ELP's manager, Stewart Young, had called Copland (aged 76 at the time) for permission to use it and he said "This is brilliant, fantastic, doing something to my music."
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Re: Music

#371 Postby Tetenterre » December 9th, 2016, 12:12 am

Liked King Crimson, loathed Cumbersome, Fake and Trauma (& prog rock in general).

On a general point, several people have commented how shite 2016 has been for the death of people we value - statistical inevitability, folks: we are all getting closer to the "likely to die this year" cohort!
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#372 Postby Alan H » December 9th, 2016, 12:43 am

Tetenterre wrote:Liked King Crimson, loathed Cumbersome, Fake and Trauma (& prog rock in general).

On a general point, several people have commented how shite 2016 has been for the death of people we value - statistical inevitability, folks: we are all getting closer to the "likely to die this year" cohort!
Tim Harford covered this on More or Less in April: Celebrity Deaths
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#373 Postby Tetenterre » December 19th, 2016, 12:58 pm

Alan H wrote:Tim Harford covered this on More or Less in April: Celebrity Deaths
Eventually got around to listening to this - thanks. :smile:
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Re: Music

#374 Postby stevenw888 » June 1st, 2017, 11:22 am

So, 1st June 2017, a red-letter day for all of us music buffs - 50 years since the release of the ground-breaking "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." However, it is not so widely publicised that today is also an auspicious day for another of our British creative talents - today is also the 50th anniversary of the release of "David Bowie" David's very first LP - recorded for Decca on the Deram label when he was just 20 years of age.
Sadly the album flopped - reaching only number 125 in the British album charts, causing Decca to drop Bowie. He wouldn't make another album for two years.
Bowie's first album evidenced heavy influences of Anthony Newley, Ray Davies and, to a lessor extent, Syd Barrett, but the overriding theme of it was its Britishness - tracks like "Maid of Bond Street" and "Join The Gang" spoke of an England somewhere between the 50s and the 60s.
The Beatles' magnum opus, recorded just one and a half miles away in the Abbey Road studios, showed a very similar direction - tracks like "Being for the benefit of Mr Kite" and "A Day in the life" were steeped in British cultural history.
Bowie's first album, although not a commercial success, gave him recording and arranging experience (he arranged the album with Dek Fearnley, having reportedly taught themselves the craft using the Observer Book of Music) a skill which undoubtably helped considerably when recording subsequent albums.
I'm a big fan of Bowie's first album and will certainly be giving it a spin a few times today.
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