Racing Cars B:W Pic

22/2/16 – Gareth ‘Morty’ Mortimer – ???? 1949 – 17th December 2015/ Racing Cars – They Shoot Horses Don’t They – 1977 / Ancient Grease – Women And Children First – 1970

A tribute to another soul who has left us although he has had little attention in the media accept in the area of Wales where he was from. Gareth Mortimer or ‘Morty’ as he was known, was the singer in Welsh band Racing Cars. They had one hit, written by Morty, They Shoot Horses Don’t […]

British Summer Time 2014 - July 12th

8/11/14 – Rick Rosas – 10th September 1949 – November 2014/ Neil Young And Crazy Horse – Stockholm Arts Festival – August 3rd – 2014

Three months ago I went to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Stockholm Music and Arts festival. I arrived as the band were going on stage and didn’t at anytime manage to penetrate the crowd and get anywhere near the front. So resigned to that fact and standing at the back, I just […]

Ramones pic

12/7/14 – Tommy Ramone – January 29 1949 – July 11 2014

Original Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone has died aged 62, sadly all original Ramones members have now gone. (Marky replaced him after just three albums in 1978). Tommy Ramone (Erdelyi) was actually Hungarian born in Budapest moving to NewYork when he was four years old. He played on and co-produced their first three albums and continued working as a […]

Zoot Pink pic

14/6/14 – Darryl Cotton – 4 September 1949 – 27 July 2012

In a week where two important figures in Australian rock history (Doc Neeson and Jim Keays) have left us, I am reminded of the loss of Darryl Cotton, the lead singer in Zoot, another band from Adelaide. Zoot also boasted Rick Springfield on guitar and Beeb Birtles on bass. Birtles went on to form Little River Band, […]