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Fleetwood Mac Albatross cover Art

9/9/15 – Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – Albatross – 1970/ Santo And Johnny – Sleep Walk – 1959 / Jeff Beck – Sleep Walk – 2010 / Miles Davis Quintet – Softly As The Morning Sunrise – 1961 / The Beatles -Sun King – 1969

One of the true timeless classics from the R’n’R era, Albatross reached No.1 in the British singles charts in 1968 but its inspiration came from another No.1 single, Santo and Jonny’s 1959 hit Sleep Walk. In turn Sleep Walk was inspired by Sigmund Romberg’s 1927 tune, Softly As The Morning Sunrise written for the operetta […]

Ian Mclagan B:W Peace Sign pic

5/12/14 – Ian McLagan – 12th May 1945 – 3rd December 2014/Bobby Keys – 18th December 1943 – 2nd December 2014/Raphael Ravenscroft 4th June 1954 – 19th October 2014/Manitas de Plata (Ricardo Baliardo) – 7th August 1921 – 5th November – 2014/Acker Bilk 28th January 1929 – 2nd November 2014/Clive Palmer 14th May 1943 – 23rd November 2014/Nick Talbot – 1977- 2014

The departure lounge has been rather full in recent weeks, it’s hard to keep up and losing all these musicians after following them your whole life (although inevitable) it’s rather depressing to have them leave us. The loss today of Small Faces/Faces keyboardist, Ian McLagan is just too sad for words and the Small Faces […]

Chet Baker 1959

21/11/14 – Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine – Live in Torino, Italy – 1959

Sublime, there’s no other way to describe it. You can hear at the end of the clip that the audience are completely and totally blown away by this performance. Baker was born in Oklahoma in 1929 – the ultimate tragic figure, the poster boy for self destruction, he made Keith Richards look like Julie Andrews. […]