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Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue

21/4/17 – Nick Cave And Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow – 1996 / Charlie Monroe – Down In The Willow Garden – 1947

Where The Wild Roses Grow was written by Nick Cave with Kylie Minogue in mind. I’m not sure he planned to murder her but the concept fitted nicely onto his Murder Ballads album released in 1996 on Mute records. Inspired by Down In The Willow Garden (also known as Rose Connelly), Irish in origin and adapted in […]

Jimmy Bain and Phil Lynott B:W pic

25/1/16 – Jimmy Bain – 19th December 1947 – 24th January 2016 / Roy Harper – Starring Kate Bush, Dave Gilmour and Jimmy Bain – You (The Game Part II) – 1980

When Kate Bush wanted a proper Rock and Roll bass player to drive her powerful and weird music on her experimental album, The Dreaming in 1982 –  she called Jimmy Bain. When John Cale was looking for a bass player for a European tour – he called Jimmy Bain. When Roy Harper duetted with Kate […]

John Holt PIc

25/11/14 – John Holt – 11th July 1947 – 19th October 2014/ The Tide Is High – The Paragons – 1967/ U-Roy – 1971/Blondie – 1980/ Atomic Kitten – 2002/Kardinal Offishall – 2008

John Holt, singer from Jamaican Rock Steady group The Paragons has passed away leaving behind a whole treasure trove of Reggae and Rock Steady classics waiting to be discovered by an audience that sang and danced to one of his songs but never really knew who he was. The world stumbled upon John Holt without knowing it […]

Paco de Lucia pic

28/2/14 – Genius Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía Dies of Heart Attack on Holiday in Mexico – 2014

Spanish legend Paco de Lucía suffered a heartattack and died on Tuesday whilst on holiday in Mexico with his family. A genius of the Flamenco style and responsible for infusing the genre with unbridled passion, incredible technique and a modern approach that kept the spirit of the tradition, he is a great loss to the art […]