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    Clever names for cover bands.

    Fake That Wrong Direction
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    Remembering Terry Kath

    I saw Chicago live at the time of their U.K. number one “If you leave me now”, a wonderful song which unfortunately led to a procession of ballads which in my opinion seemed to get more and more middle of the road. Terry’s innovative guitar on the first Chicago albums seemed a world away.
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    If classic rock didn't exist....

    Without rock I would still have pop, jazz, folk and classical music. More than enough to be going on with.
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    Jimmy Webb - His Music.

    I recently read Jimmy Webb’s book on songwriting, which must be absolutely the last word on the subject. It’s full of humour, interesting anecdotes and should be required reading for any budding songsmith. I also recently got CDs of the albums he wrote for Richard Harris which are excellent. I...
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    Album disapoinetment of 2020?

    McCartney 3 - whatever he does should be heard, but maybe he’s better off writing for others to sing from now on. That great voice has really suffered from the hammering it’s taken over six decades.
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    So what's your favorite album of 2020?

    Cliff Richard - Music...the air that I breathe Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman at Christmas (all new songs written by Jamie - a triumph). Elton John - Jewel Box, and Moscow live 1979.
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    He'll Never Walk Alone.

    I saw Gerry twice, first time was before 72,000 of us at Wembley Stadium in 1989 at Sir Cliff Richard’s celebration of his first 30 years in music. Probably the biggest audience he ever played to. My wife and I saw him 20 years later on a 60s package show, and he delivered the goods again.
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    Nirvana... 60s Nirvana! New box set Announced

    I love Rainbow Chaser and Pentecost Hotel. Some of the best music from the late 60s. The later Nirvana just sounds like noise.
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    ☆War Songs☆

    Edwin Starr said it all. War - what is it good for ? Absolutely nothing.
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    Tell Us About Your Fave 'Classic' Album

    Aladdin Sane by David Bowie. This album has everything, great songs, outrageously good playing and some wonderful straight-ahead rock ‘n roll. Mike Garson’s eccentric piano playing adds a touch of humour, making a virtue out of discord. Released in 1973 at the peak of his creativity and at the...
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    Call Me Number One.

    I loved the Tremeloes happy records in the 60s - they were a reminder that music should be fun and enjoyable, otherwise it wouldn’t be worth doing. There’s a place for social comment, but rock music got very bogged down in politics in the late 60s - the Tremeloes were an antidote to all that...
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    Alice Cooper - "Elected" (Official Lyric Video)

    I love to see the chimp on the phone - says it all, really.
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    What is your "go to" summer album?

    Summer album ? Summer means the Beach Boys - sunshine, surfing, cars, girls...Any Beach Boys album is good in summer (or any other time for that matter), but Summer days and summer nights is quintessential summer music.
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    What's your favorite Dire Straits song?

    I love Private Investigations, On every street, Walk of life, Money for nothing, Solid Rock....can’t single out one. They were unique.
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    Battle of the classics The Mamas And The Papas vs. The Byrds

    Both great tracks, but Turn Turn Turn borrowed lyrically from the Bible, whereas California Dreamin’ was an original lyric. Apart from that, you can’t really separate them because they’re both 60s classics.

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