joi, 31 octombrie 2019

Greg Lake ( b1 )

Gregory Stuart Lake (10 November 1947 – 7 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist and record producer. He gained prominence as a founding member of the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP).
Born and raised in Dorset, Lake began to play the guitar at the age of 12 and wrote his first song, "Lucky Man", at the same age. He became a full-time musician at 17, playing in several rock bands until fellow Dorset guitarist Robert Fripp invited him to join King Crimson as their singer and bassist. They found commercial success with their influential debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King (1969). Lake left the band in 1970 and achieved significant success in the 1970s and beyond as the singer, guitarist, bassist, and producer of ELP. As a member of ELP, Lake wrote and recorded several popular songs including "Lucky Man" and "From the Beginning". Both songs entered the UK and US singles charts.
Lake launched a solo career, beginning with his 1975 single "I Believe in Father Christmas" which reached number two in the UK. He went on to release two solo albums thereafter, as well as collaborating with other artists. Lake performed with various groups in the 1980s, and occasional ELP reunions in the 1990s, and toured regularly as a solo artist into the 21st century. He died on 7 December 2016 in London, of cancer, at the age of 69.

Early life

Greg Lake was born on 10 November 1947 in the Parkstone area of Poole in Dorset, to Harry, an engineer, and Pearl, a housewife. He grew up in the residential suburb of Oakdale. Speaking about his childhood, Lake said he was "born in an asbestos prefab housing unit" into a "very poor" family, and remembered several cold winters at home, but credits his parents for sending him money and food during his time as a struggling musician. He later described his upbringing as a happy one.

Brian Jones ( b22 )

With The Beatles
  • "Yellow Submarine" (1966) backing vocals, sound effects
  • "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" (1970, recorded 1967) saxophone
With Jimi Hendrix
  • "All Along the Watchtower" (1968) percussion
  • "My Little One" (2011, recorded in 1967) sitar, percussion
  • "Ain't Nothin' Wrong With That" (2011, recorded in 1967) sitar, percussion
With Peter and Gordon
  • "A Mess of Blues" (1964) harmonica
  • "You've Had Better Times" (1968) drums
With McGough and McGear
  • "Basement Flat" (1968) saxophone
  • "Summer with Monica" (1968) saxophone
With Marianne Faithfull
  • "Is This What I Get For Loving You?" (1966) euphonium
With The Andrew Oldham Orchestra
  • "365 Rolling Stones" (1964) lead vocals, handclaps
With Hapshash and the Coloured Coat
  • "Western Flier" (1969) piano, guitar, harmonica
Solo discography
  • A Degree of Murder (1967) (soundtrack)
  • Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka (1971) (recorded 1968)

marți, 29 octombrie 2019

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Yes ( B35 )

Live albums

  • Yessongs (1973)
  • Yesshows (1980)
  • 9012Live: The Solos (1985)
  • Keys to Ascension (1996)
  • Something's Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969–1970 (1997)
  • Keys to Ascension 2 (1997)
  • House of Yes: Live from House of Blues (2000)
  • Symphonic Live (2002)
  • The Word Is Live (2005)
  • Live at Montreux 2003 (2007)
  • Union Live (2011)
  • In the Present – Live from Lyon (2011)
  • Songs from Tsongas (2014)
  • Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome (2014)
  • Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two (2015)
  • Progeny: Highlights from Seventy-Two (2015)
  • Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center (2015)
  • Topographic Drama – Live Across America (2017)
  • Yes 50 Live (2019)

EPs

  • From a Page (2019)


luni, 28 octombrie 2019

The Byrds ( B43 )

In retaliation against Clarke's trademark application, McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman submitted their own counter-claim to gain ownership of the band's name. McGuinn had actually attempted to trademark the Byrds name himself during the 1970s, in order to prevent its misuse, but his application had been turned down. To strengthen their case, the three musicians announced in December 1988 that they would be performing a series of concerts in January 1989 as the Byrds. Although he was no longer connected with Clarke's tribute act, Gene Clark was not invited to participate in these official Byrds reunion concerts due to residual ill-feeling stemming from his earlier "20th Anniversary Tribute to the Byrds".
The reunion concerts were a resounding success, but with Michael Clarke continuing to tour with his Byrds tribute, McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman filed a lawsuit against the drummer in the spring of 1989, suing him for allegedly false advertising, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices, as well as seeking a preliminary injunction against Clarke's use of the name. At the court hearing in May 1989, the judge denied the injunction, ruling that McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman had failed to show that they would be irreparably damaged by Clarke's actions. As a result, Clarke gained full legal ownership of the name the Byrds. In the wake of this ruling, McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman dropped their lawsuit, but to demonstrate that they had not wholly surrendered the Byrds name to Clarke, the three musicians appeared under the banner of "The Original Byrds" at a Roy Orbison tribute concert on February 24, 1990, where they were joined on-stage by Bob Dylan for a rendition of "Mr. Tambourine Man". Later that year, McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman entered Treasure Isle Recorders in Nashville to record four new Byrds tracks for inclusion on the forthcoming The Byrds box set.

duminică, 27 octombrie 2019

Brian Jones ( b21 )

  • Flowers (1967) (compilation)
  • Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967)
  • Beggars Banquet (1968)
  • Through the Past, Darkly (1969) (compilation)
  • Let It Bleed (1969)
Jones plays on "Midnight Rambler" and "You Got the Silver"
  • Stone Age (1971) (compilation)
  • Gimme Shelter (1971) (compilation)
  • Hot Rocks 1964–1971 (1971) (compilation)
  • Milestones (1972) (compilation)
  • Rock 'n' Rolling Stones (1972) (compilation)
  • More Hot Rocks (1972) (compilation)
  • No Stone Unturned (1973) (compilation)
  • Metamorphosis (1975) (compilation)
  • Rolled Gold: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones (1975) (compilation)
  • Solid Rock (1980) (compilation)
  • Slow Rollers (1981) (compilation)
  • Singles Collection: The London Years (1989) (compilation of singles 1963–1971)
  • The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996) (live performance from 1968)
  • Forty Licks (2002) (compilation 1964–2002)
  • Singles 1963–1965 (2004) (compilation)
  • Singles 1965–1967 (2004) (compilation)
  • Singles 1968–1971 (2005) (compilation)
  • GRRR! (2012) (compilation 1963–2012)
  • The Rolling Stones in Mono (2016) (compilation 1963–1969)

Mountain - Climbing! ( D1 )


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sâmbătă, 26 octombrie 2019

Istoric ( 143 )

24.02.1969 - Jimi Hendrix canta pentru ultima oara in Anglia.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Suzie Q ( S1 )



"Susie Q" is a song by musician Dale Hawkins recorded late in the rockabilly era in 1957. He wrote it with bandmate Robert Chaisson, but when released, Stan Lewis, the owner of Jewel/Paula Records and whose daughter Susan was the inspiration for the song, and Eleanor Broadwater, the wife of Nashville DJ Gene Nobles, were credited as co-writers to give them shares of the royalties.

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival released a version on their debut album released in 1968. The band's only Top 40 hit not written by John Fogerty, it peaked at number 11, but made the top ten on others. This song was one of their first big hits. The album version clocks in at 8:37. The single is split into parts one and two on its A and B sides, respectively. The jam session during the coda is omitted in part one. Instead, it fades out with the guitar solo right before the coda, which fades in with part two on the B-side.
Fogerty told Rolling Stone magazine in 1993 that he recorded "Suzie Q" to get the song played on KMPX, a funky progressive-rock radio station in San Francisco, which is why it was extended to eight minutes.

vineri, 25 octombrie 2019

Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth ( L1 )

There's something happening here
But what it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it's time we stop
Children, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking' their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It's time we stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

It's time we stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
Step out of line, the men come and take you away

We better stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

We better stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

We better stop
Now, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

We better stop
Children, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's going down?

Yes ( B34 )

Discography

  • Yes (1969)
  • Time and a Word (1970)
  • The Yes Album (1971)
  • Fragile (1971)
  • Close to the Edge (1972)
  • Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973)
  • Relayer (1974)
  • Going for the One (1977)
  • Tormato (1978)
  • Drama (1980)
  • 90125 (1983)
  • Big Generator (1987)
  • Union (1991)
  • Talk (1994)
  • Keys to Ascension (1996)
  • Keys to Ascension 2 (1997)
  • Open Your Eyes (1997)
  • The Ladder (1999)
  • Magnification (2001)
  • Fly from Here (2011)
  • Heaven & Earth (2014)

continuare

joi, 24 octombrie 2019

The Byrds ( B42 )

This tribute act began performing on the lucrative nostalgia circuit in early 1985, but a number of concert promoters began to shorten the band's name to the Byrds in advertisements and promotional material. As the band continued to tour throughout 1985, they eventually decided to shorten their name to the Byrds themselves, prompting McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman to berate the tribute group in interviews, with McGuinn deriding the act as "a cheap show."
After the tour wound down in late 1985, Clark returned to his solo career, leaving Michael Clarke to soldier on with a band that was now billed as "A Tribute to the Byrds" (although again, it was often shortened to the Byrds by promoters). Gene Clark returned to the group following the release of his and Carla Olson's So Rebellious a Lover album, and the tribute band continued to work on and off in 1987 and 1988. Author Johnny Rogan has stated that most die-hard fans of the Byrds were mortified by the existence of this ersatz version of the group, while Byrds expert Tim Connors has commented that "no chapter in the history of the Byrds caused as much consternation and controversy among fans."
In June 1988, McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman appeared at a concert celebrating the reopening of the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. Although they were billed as solo artists, the three musicians came together for an on-stage reunion during the show, performing a string of Byrds hits including "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Eight Miles High". Although Clark and Clarke's Byrds tribute group was inactive at the time of this high-profile get-together of McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman, Michael Clarke did mount another tribute tour shortly afterwards, this time featuring former Byrd Skip Battin and newcomers Terry Jones Rogers and Jerry Sorn, under the banner of "The Byrds featuring Michael Clarke". In addition, the drummer also sought to trademark the name "The Byrds" for his own use.

Istoric ( 142 )

05.03.1952 - s-a nascut Alan Clark – pian – Dire Straits.

miercuri, 23 octombrie 2019

Brian Jones ( b20 )

The 2005 film Stoned is a fictional account of Jones and his role in the Rolling Stones. The part of Brian was played by English actor Leo Gregory.
A fictionalised version of Jones and the tribute concert to him appears in Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume III: Century in its second issue, "Paint it Black".
His musicianship as well as contribution to the band is featured heavily in the documentary Crossfire Hurricane.

Discography

With The Rolling Stones
  • The Rolling Stones (1964)
  • The Rolling Stones (1964)
  • England's Newest Hit Makers (1964)
  • Five by Five (1964)
  • 12 X 5 (1964)
  • The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)
  • The Rolling Stones, Now! (1965)
  • Got Live If You Want It! (Live EP) (1965)
  • Out of Our Heads (1965)
  • December's Children (1965)
  • Aftermath (1966)
  • Big Hits (1966) (compilation)
  • Got Live If You Want It! (1966)
  • Between the Buttons (1967)

Slade ( I1 )


marți, 22 octombrie 2019

Derek and the Dominos - I Looked Away ( L1 )

She took my hand
And tried to make me understand
That she would always be there
But I looked away
And she ran away from me today
I'm such a lonely man
It came as no surprise to me
That she'd leave me in misery, yeah
It seemed like only yesterday
She made a vow that she'd never walk away
She took my hand
To try to make me understand
That she would always be there
But I looked away
And she ran away from me today
I'm such a lonely man
And if it seemed a sin
To love another man's woman, baby
I guess I'll keep on sinning
Loving her, Lord, to my very last day
But I looked away
And she ran away from me today
I'm such a lonely man

Yes ( B33 )

Personnel


Current members

  • Steve Howe – guitars, backing vocals (1970–1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present)
  • Alan White – drums, percussion, backing vocals, piano (1972–1981, 1983–present)
  • Geoff Downes – keyboards, backing vocals (1980–1981, 2011–present)
  • Billy Sherwood – bass guitar (1994, 2015-present), backing vocals (1994, 1997-2000, 2015-present), guitars (1994, 1997-2000), keyboards (1994, 1997-1998), lead vocals (1990)
  • Jon Davison – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, keyboards (2012–present)

Former members

  • Chris Squire – bass guitar, backing and occasional lead vocals (1968–1981, 1983–2015, his death)
  • Jon Anderson – lead and backing vocals, guitar, percussion (1968–1980, 1983–1988, 1990–2008)
  • Bill Bruford – drums, percussion (1968–September 1968, November 1968–1972, 1990–1992)
  • Tony Kaye – keyboards, backing vocals (1968–1971, 1983, 1984–1994)
  • Peter Banks – guitar, backing vocals (1968–1970, died 2013)
  • Tony O'Reilly – drums (September–November 1968)
  • Rick Wakeman – keyboards (1971–1974, 1976–1980, 1990–1992, 1995–1997, 2002–2004)
  • Patrick Moraz – keyboards (1974–1976)
  • Trevor Horn – lead vocals (1980–1981, 2018)
  • Trevor Rabin – guitars, lead and backing vocals, keyboards (1983–1989, 1990-1994)
  • Bruce Gowdy - guitars (1990)
  • Eddie Jobson – keyboards (1983)
  • Igor Khoroshev – keyboards, backing vocals (1997–2000)
  • Benoît David – lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2008–2012)
  • Oliver Wakeman – keyboards (2008–2011)

Live musicians

  • Tom Brislin – keyboards, backing vocals (2001)
  • Jay Schellen – drums, percussion (2016–2017, 2018–present)
  • Dylan Howe – drums (2017)

luni, 21 octombrie 2019

The Byrds ( B41 )

Following the reunion of 1972/1973, the Byrds remained disbanded throughout the rest of the decade. Roger McGuinn turned his attention to establishing his own career, releasing a series of solo albums between 1973 and 1977, and making a high-profile appearance with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue. Chris Hillman worked as part of the Souther–Hillman–Furay Band following the Byrds reunion and released a pair of solo albums entitled Slippin' Away and Clear Sailin' in 1976 and 1977 respectively. David Crosby returned to the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young for their 1974 tour and subsequently continued to produce albums with Graham Nash. He also took part in a 1977 reunion of Crosby, Stills & Nash, which saw the group release their multi-platinum selling CSN album. Michael Clarke also found success following the Byrds reunion as the drummer for soft rock group Firefall, while Gene Clark returned to his solo career, producing the critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful albums No Other (1974) and Two Sides to Every Story (1977). In addition, between 1977 and 1980, McGuinn, Clark and Hillman worked on and off together as a trio, modeled after Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and, to a lesser extent, the Eagles. This supergroup made up of former Byrds was reasonably successful commercially and even managed to score a Top 40 hit with the single "Don't You Write Her Off" in March 1979. The trio toured internationally and recorded the albums McGuinn, Clark & Hillman and City. Clark departed the group in late 1979, resulting in a third and final album being billed as McGuinn-Hillman.

Ersatz Byrds and further reunions (1989–1991; 2000)

In 1984, Gene Clark approached McGuinn, Crosby, and Hillman in an attempt to reform the Byrds in time for the 20th anniversary of the release of the "Mr. Tambourine Man" single in 1985. None of these three original members were interested in the venture and so Clark instead assembled a group of musicians and friends, including Rick Roberts, Blondie Chaplin, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, and the ex-Byrds Michael Clarke and John York, under the banner of "The 20th Anniversary Tribute to the Byrds".

Istoric ( 141 )

17.01.1990 - The Who intra in Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

duminică, 20 octombrie 2019

Brian Jones ( b19 )

 Bo Diddley described Jones as "a little dude that was trying to pull the group ahead. I saw him as the leader. He didn't take no mess. He was a fantastic cat; he handled the group beautifully."
Jones' death at 27 was the first of the 1960s rock movement; Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin found their own drug-related deaths at the same age within two years (Morrison died two years to the day after Jones). The coincidence of ages has been described as the "27 Club". When Alastair Johns, who owned Cotchford Farm for over 40 years after Jones' death, refurbished the pool, he sold the original tiles to Jones' fans for £100 each, which paid for half of the work. Johns noted that Cotchford Farm remained for decades an attraction for Jones' fans.
The Psychic TV song "Godstar" is about Jones' death, as are Robyn Hitchcock's "Trash", The Drovers' "She's as Pretty as Brian Jones Was", Jeff Dahl's "Mick and Keith killed Brian", Ted Nugent's "Death by Misadventure", and Salmonblaster's "Brian Jones". Toy Love's song "Swimming Pool" lists several dead rock icons including Jones (the others are Morrison, Hendrix, and Marc Bolan) just as A House's "Endless Art" does; Jones is also mentioned in De Phazz's song "Something Special". The Master Musicians of Joujouka song "Brian Jones Joujouka Very Stoned" was released in 1974 and 1996. The band Tigers Jaw heavily references Jones and his death in their song "I Saw Water". English group Ultimate Painting recorded "Song For Brian Jones" for their 2016 album Dusk.
Many of Jones contemporaries admit to idolising him as young musicians, including Noel Redding, who, according to Pamela Des Barres' book I'm With the Band, contemplated suicide after hearing about his death.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre, an American psychedelic rock band, take their name partly from Jones and are heavily influenced by his work.

Spooky Tooth - All Sewn Up ( L1 )

We got it all sewn up
Takin' it easy
We got it all worked out
Don't have to please me
We got it all sewn up

Take my hand, lead me
Feed my heart with your love
Take my mind, believe me
Nothin' you could ever do could deceive me

Don't you know we got it all sewn up
Takin' it easy
We got it all worked out
Don't have to please me
We got it all sewn up

Right or wrong, we're together
It feels like it's workin' out long
We can go on forever
Every day is feeling so much better

Don't you know we got it all sewn up
Takin' it easy
We got it all worked out
Don't have to please me
We got it all sewn up

We don't depend on nuthin' to get by
What we do we see eye to eye
We live for the day our love we survive
And I'm gonna to both till the day that we die

We got it all sewn up
Takin' it easy
We got it all worked out
Don't have to please me

We got it all sewn up
Takin' it easy
We got it all worked out
Don't have to please me

We got it all sewn up
Takin' it easy
We got it all worked out
Don't have to please me

sâmbătă, 19 octombrie 2019

Yes ( 32 )

Early shows

Band:
  • Jon Anderson
  • Peter Banks
  • Bill Bruford, or Tony O'Reilly (September–November 1968)
  • Tony Kaye
  • Chris Squire
Songs played in this period:
  • "Astral Traveller" (Jon Anderson)
  • "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" (Richie Havens) (originally by Havens in 1968)
  • "Carpet Man" (Jim Webb) (originally by The 5th Dimension in 1967)
  • "Dear Father" (Anderson, Chris Squire)
  • "The Prophet" (Anderson, Squire)
  • "Sweet Dreams" (Anderson, David Foster)
  • "Clear Days" (Anderson)
  • "Then" (Anderson)
  • "Beyond and Before" (Squire, Clive Bailey)
  • "Everydays" (Stephen Stills) (originally by Buffalo Springfield in 1967)
  • "Sweetness" (Anderson, Bailey, Squire)
  • "I See You" (Roger McGuinn, David Crosby) (originally by The Byrds in 1966)
  • "Time and a Word" (Anderson, Foster)
  • "Every Little Thing" (Lennon–McCartney) (originally by The Beatles in 1964)
  • "Looking Around" (Anderson, Squire)
  • "For Everyone" (Anderson, Squire)
  • "It's Love" (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) (originally by The Young Rascals in 1966)
  • "In the Midnight Hour" (Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper) (originally by Pickett in 1965)
  • "Eleanor Rigby" (Lennon–McCartney) (originally by the Beatles in 1966)
  • "Something's Coming" (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) (from the Broadway musical West Side Story in 1957)

Istoric ( 140 )

24.02.1965 - Beatles incep filmarile pentru Help!

vineri, 18 octombrie 2019

Fleetwood Mac ( I1 )


The Byrds ( B40 )

The reunion album, titled simply Byrds, was released on March 7, 1973 to mixed reviews. As a result, a planned tour in support of the album failed to materialize. Among the album's shortcomings, critics made note of a lack of sonic unity and the absence of the Byrds' signature jangly guitar sound. Nonetheless, the album managed to climb to number 20 on the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart and number 31 in the UK. In the United States, the album became the band's highest charting LP of new material since 1965's Turn! Turn! Turn!, which had also been the last Byrds' album to feature Gene Clark as a full member. Among the tracks included on the album were McGuinn's folk-flavored "Sweet Mary", the Joni Mitchell cover "For Free", a re-recording of Crosby's song "Laughing" (which had originally appeared on his 1971 solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name), and a pair of Neil Young songs. The album also featured the Gene Clark compositions "Changing Heart" and "Full Circle", the latter of which had provided the reunion album with its working title and was subsequently released as a single, although it failed to chart.
The negative critical reception that Byrds received in the music press resulted in the band losing faith in the idea of an ongoing series of reunions. In the years following its release, all five band members were openly critical of the album, with the general consensus being that the material included on it was weak and that the recording sessions had been rushed and ill-thought out. In addition, McGuinn and Hillman have both suggested that with the exception of Gene Clark, the songwriting members of the band were reluctant to bring their strongest compositions to the recording sessions, preferring instead to hold those songs back for their own solo projects. In the wake of the reunion, the five original Byrds quietly returned to their own careers, with the June 1973 release of McGuinn's eponymously titled solo album serving to effectively mark the end of the Byrds.

joi, 17 octombrie 2019

Deep Purple - And the Address ( S1 )


Early history

The song is the very first composed by the band. It was written by Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord before the formation of the group, but the two knew that they would get a band together soon, as they had been hired by musician Chris Curtis to get something stirred up. This was because Curtis had met Lord whilst on the hunt for some session-players. Lord soon learned about a young guitarist named Ritchie Blackmore, apparently of exceptional talent, from bassist Nick Simper who would also join Deep Purple.

Composition

The duo's cooperation with Curtis didn't work though, as the latter tended to be much too directorial and supposedly "in charge". Lord and Blackmore continued to work together, as they enjoyed playing together. Soon they were on the hunt for other musicians so they could start a band. In December 1967, at Jon Lord's home in London, he and Blackmore discussed the possibilities for a potential project together. It was at this time they began writing some tunes: "And the Address", then "Mandrake Root" (initially another instrumental which would eventually have lyrics added).
The song itself opens with an organ intro and four power chords, followed by a main theme repeated twice. This is followed by guitar solo, main theme, organ solo, and the main theme to close.

Recording and continuation

After the band's lineup was fulfilled, they began recording the album Shades of Deep Purple in May. "And the Address" was the first song to be set in motion, on May 11. After the release of the album, the song was played at many live shows, and it would be played until the release of The Book of Taliesyn, later in 1968. This newer album featured another instrumental, "Wring That Neck", also called "Hard Road" in the US. This instrumental would prove more popular than "And the Address", and therefore it was dropped in favor of the newcomer at live shows. "Wring That Neck" has stayed on Deep Purple's set-lists even to the present day. "And the Address" has almost never been played in concert after 1968, but its opening four power chords would later serve as an introduction to the Mk. II song "Speed King" when it was played live.

Brian Jones ( b18 )

Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka was rereleased in co-operation with Bachir Attar and Philip Glass in 1995. The executive producers were Jones, Glass, Kurt Munkacsi and Rory Johnston, with notes by Attar, Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Stephen Davis, Brion Gysin and David Silver. and included additional graphics, more extensive notes by Silver and Burroughs, and a second CD, produced by Cliff Mark, with two "full-length remixes". Jones played alto saxophone on the Beatles song "You Know My Name", which was released in March 1970, eight months after his death. Jones also played percussion on the Jimi Hendrix song "All Along the Watchtower": "that's him playing the thwack you hear at the end of each bar in the intro, on an instrument called a vibraslap."

Equipment

Jones' main guitar in the early years was a Harmony Stratotone, which he replaced with a Gretsch Double Anniversary in two-tone green. In 1964 and 1965, he often used a teardrop-shaped prototype Vox Mark III. From late 1965 until his death, Jones used Gibson models (various Firebirds, ES-330, and a Les Paul model), as well as two Rickenbacker 12-string models. He can also be seen playing a Fender Telecaster in the 1968 "Jumpin' Jack Flash" promo video.

Public image and legacy

Pallenberg has stated in an interview that Jones wanted to look like Françoise Hardy, loved "dressing up and posing about" and that he would ask her to do his hair and make-up.

miercuri, 16 octombrie 2019

Yes ( B31 )

The campaign was headed by two U.S. political operators: John Brabender, senior strategist for Republican Rick Santorum's 2012 U.S. presidential campaign, and Tad Devine, who worked on Democrat John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign and Al Gore's 2000 campaign. Also involved were former NBC president Steve Capus and former Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs Sara Taylor. On 16 October 2013, Yes failed to be inducted. In November 2013, Anderson expressed a wish to return to Yes in the future for a "tour everybody dreams of", and cited Yes's nomination for inclusion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a motive for a possible reunion.
On 7 April 2017, Yes were inducted into the 2017 class by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush in a ceremony held in New York City. The musicians inducted were Anderson, Howe, Rabin, Squire, Rick Wakeman, Kaye, Bruford and White, the same line-up featured on Union and tour. Having failed to pass the nomination stage twice previously, the announcement of their forthcoming induction was made on 20 December 2016. In the ceremony, Anderson, Howe, Rabin, Wakeman, and White performed "Roundabout" with Lee on bass, followed by "Owner of a Lonely Heart" with Howe on bass. Bruford attended the ceremony but did not perform, while Kaye did not attend at all.
The English progressive rock band Yes has toured for five decades.
The band played live from its creation in summer 1968. Their first overseas shows were in Belgium and the Netherlands in June 1969. They played regularly through December 1980, with the band splitting up early the next year. The band reformed in 1983, and regular tours resumed in 1984 and continued over the next few decades. The longest break in touring came from late 2004 through late 2008. Touring has tended to focus on the UK and the rest of Europe, North America and Japan, but the band have also played other parts of the world, notably Australia.

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter ( YT3 )


marți, 15 octombrie 2019

Istoric ( 139 )

09.04.1970 - Pink Floyd pornesc cel de-al doilea turneu al formatiei in America de Nord.

The Byrds ( B39 )

Five months later, guitarist Clarence White was killed by a drunk driver in the early hours of July 15, 1973, while he loaded guitar equipment into the back of a van after a concert appearance in Palmdale, California.

Reunions

1972–1973 reunion

The five original members of the Byrds reunited briefly during late 1972, while McGuinn was still undertaking selected concerts with the Columbia Records version of the group. Discussions regarding a reunion between Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, and Michael Clarke had taken place as early as July 1971, around the same time as the then current line-up of the band were recording the Farther Along album. Plans for a reunion accelerated in mid-1972, however, when the founder of Asylum Records, David Geffen, offered each of the original band members a sizable amount of money to reform and record an album for his label. The reunion actually took place in early October 1972, beginning with a rehearsal at McGuinn's house, where the group began selecting suitable material for a new album. The five original Byrds booked into Wally Heider Studios in Los Angeles from October 16 until November 15, 1972, recording their first album together in seven years.

Following his dismissal from the band in 1967, David Crosby (pictured in 1976) was critical of Roger McGuinn's decision to recruit new band members, while continuing to use the Byrds name.
Following completion of the album, Crosby persuaded McGuinn to dissolve the Columbia version of the Byrds, who were still touring at that time. Crosby had long been vocal regarding his displeasure over McGuinn's decision to recruit new band members following his dismissal from the group in 1967, and had stated in a number of interviews that in his opinion "there were only ever five Byrds." In keeping with the new spirit of reconciliation that the reunion fostered, McGuinn permanently disbanded the Columbia line-up of the group in February 1973.

luni, 14 octombrie 2019

Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown ( L1 )

Well, hurry on sundown
See what tomorrow brings
Hurry on sundown
See what tomorrow brings
Well it may bring war
Any old thing
Well, look into your mind's eye
See what you can see
Well, look into your mind's eye
See what you can see
There's hundreds of people
Like you and me

Oh, hurry on sundown
Hurry on sundown
Oh, hurry on sundown
Hurry on sundown

Well, hurry on sundown
See what tomorrow brings
Hurry on sundown
See what tomorrow brings
Well it may bring war
Any old thing
Look into your mind's eye
See what you can see
Look into your mind's eye
See what you can see
There's hundreds of people
Like you and me

Oh, hurry on sundown
Hurry on sundown
Oh, hurry on sundown
Hurry on sundown

Van Halen - Van Halen ( D1 )


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duminică, 13 octombrie 2019

Brian Jones ( b17 )

Additionally, Jones is credited (along with Richards) for the instrumental piece "Hear It". However, in 1966, Jones composed, produced, and played on the soundtrack to Mord und Totschlag (English title: A Degree Of Murder), an avant-garde German film with Anita Pallenberg, adding the majority of the instrumentation to the soundtrack.
The only known released Jones song is "(Thank You) For Being There", which reportedly is a poem by Jones put to music by Carla Olson. It appeared on the 1990 album True Voices as performed by Krysia Kristianne and Robin Williamson.

Other contributions


Jones' Vox Mark VI, retired for display
In summer 1968, Jones recorded the Morocco-based ensemble, the Master Musicians of Joujouka (Jajouka), which was later used by the band; the recording was released in 1971 as Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka. Jagger and Richards visited Jajouka in 1989 after recording "Continental Drift" for the Rolling Stones album Steel Wheels with The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar in Tangier. A homage to Jones entitled "Brian Jones Joujouka very Stoned", painted by Mohamed Hamri, who had brought Jones to Jajouka in 1967, appeared on the cover of Joujouka Black Eyes by the Master Musicians of Joujouka in 1995.

The Velvet Underground ( I1 )


sâmbătă, 12 octombrie 2019

Istoric ( 138 )

24.02.1976 - The Eagles lanseaza Greatest Hits. Albumul este primul din istorie certificat cu platina dupa noile standarde, adica la un milion de unitati vandute.

Yes ( B30 )

This was followed by the band's 50th Anniversary Tour with a European leg in March, playing half of Tales from Topographic Oceans and a selection of songs from their history. The two London dates included an anniversary fan convention which coincided with the release of Fly from Here – Return Trip, a new version of the album with new lead vocals and mixes by Horn, who also performed as a special guest singer during the leg. A U.S. leg in June and July also included guest performances from Kaye, Horn, Tom Brislin, and Patrick Moraz, who had last performed with Yes in 1976. The tour culminated with a Japanese leg in February 2019. Schellen continues to play as a second drummer to support White, who has had a bacterial infection in his joints since November 2017. The tour was documented with the live album Yes 50 Live.
In June and July 2019, Yes headlined the Royal Affair Tour across the U.S. with a line-up featuring Asia, John Lodge, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with Arthur Brown. In August 2019, it was revealed that Yes had started working on new material with the possibility of a 2020 release. The band will continue their Album Series Tour in May and June 2020, touring the UK with Relayer in its entirety and other songs from their history.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Yes were eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. In August 2013, the fan campaign Voices for Yes was launched to get the band inducted.

vineri, 11 octombrie 2019

The Byrds ( B38 )

Parsons was quickly replaced with L.A. session drummer John Guerin, who remained with the Byrds until January 1973, when he decided to return to studio work. Although Guerin participated in recording sessions with the band and appeared on stage with them from September 1972, he was never an official member of the Byrds and instead received a standard session musician's wage, while continuing to undertake work for other artists as an in-demand studio player. Three officially released Byrds recordings exist of the McGuinn–White–Battin–Guerin line-up: live versions of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Roll Over Beethoven" that were recorded for the soundtrack of the Earl Scruggs' film Banjoman, and a studio recording of "Bag Full of Money" that was included as a bonus track on the remastered reissue of Farther Along in 2000.
Following Guerin's departure, he was temporarily replaced for live performances by session drummers Dennis Dragon and Jim Moon. The band underwent a further personnel change following a show of February 10, 1973 in Ithaca, New York, when Skip Battin was dismissed by McGuinn, who had capriciously decided that the bassist's playing abilities were no longer of a sufficient standard. McGuinn turned to ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, who at that time was a member of the band Manassas, and asked him to step in as Battin's replacement for two upcoming shows on February 23 and 24. Hillman agreed to play both concerts for the sum of $2,000 and also brought in Manassas percussionist Joe Lala to fill the vacant spot behind the drum kit. Following a shambolic, underrehearsed performance at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey on February 24, 1973, McGuinn cancelled the band's remaining concert commitments and disbanded the touring version of the Byrds, in order to make way for a reunion of the original five-piece line-up of the band.

The Shadows - Let Me Be the One ( L1 )

Tonight-Tonight-Tonight.
Let me be the one who's lovin' you tonight
Let me be the one who really holds you tight
I'll even bring along a magic moon
Just to make you feel alright
So let me be the one who's lovin' you tonight.
Let me be the one who takes you by the hand
Let me be the one who always understands.
Ev'rybody knows we've been good friends
But I think the time is right
So let me be the one who's lovin' you tonight.
you and I could have an affair
Make sweet music go anywhere
Building highways
taking a bend
As long as I know you really care
Won't you show that you care-oh come on

joi, 10 octombrie 2019

Brian Jones ( b16 )

IThe Mail on Sunday in November 2008, Scott Jones said Thorogood killed Brian Jones in a fight, and that senior police officers covered up the true cause of death. Following the review, Sussex Police stated it would not be reopening the case. It asserted that "this has been thoroughly reviewed by Sussex Police's Crime Policy and Review Branch but there is no new evidence to suggest that the coroner's original verdict of 'death by misadventure' was incorrect."

Songwriting credits

Unsure and insecure as a composer, Jones was not a prolific songwriter. The 30-second "Rice Krispies" jingle for Kellogg's, co-written with the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in 1963 and performed by The Rolling Stones incognito, was credited to Jones; this did not sit well with the rest of the band, who felt it was a group effort and all should benefit equally. Jones was also included in the "Nanker/Phelge" songwriting credit, a pseudonym used on fourteen tracks that were composed by the entire band and Andrew Oldham.
According to Oldham, the main reason for Jones' not writing songs was that Jones, being a blues purist, did not love simple pop music enough. Oldham tried to establish a songwriting partnership between Jones and Gene Pitney after "becoming bored senseless by Jones' bleating about the potential of half-finished melodies that by no means deserved completion", but after two days of sessions "the results remain best to be unheard, even by Rolling Stones' completists". In 1995, Mick Jagger told Rolling Stone magazine that Jones had been jealous of the Jagger/Richards songwriting team, and added: "To be honest, Brian had no talent for writing songs. None. I've never known a guy with less talent for songwriting."
Faithfull reported that Jones wrote an early version of the melody for "Ruby Tuesday" and presented it to the group. Victor Bockris reported that Richards and Jones worked out the final melody in the studio.