11/11/16 – Leonard Cohen – 21 September 1934 – 7 November 2016 / Suzanne – (1967) Live in the Sixties

With the election circus over, it seems I will be ending my political thread with the sad news of Leonard Cohen’s passing. I found this footage of him playing Suzanne, the very first song on on his debut album, Songs Of Leonard Cohen released in 1967. Once you’ve heard it, it stays with you forever, it’s […]

The Band 1967

20/4/16 – The Band – Tears Of Rage – Woodstock – 1969

Tears Of Rage was originally recorded in 1967 and was written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel, it wasn’t released under Dylan’s name till The Basement Tapes in 1975. The Band opened their debut album, Music From The Big Pink with the song in 1968. It has been covered by many artists including Gene Clark, […]

Judy Collins Blue Eyes

11/3/16 – Judy Collins – Who Knows Where The Time Goes – 1967 / Both Sides Now – 1967

Sandy Denny’s most famous song, Who Know’s Where The Time Goes was written and recorded in her pre-Fairport Convention days when she was a member of The Strawbs. After recording a demo in 1967, Denny recorded the song again with The Strawbs but it wasn’t released until 1973 on their album All Our Own Work […]

Anne Bancroft - Mrs Robinson balcka nd white pic

2/3/16 – Simon And Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson / The Sounds Of Silence – The Graduate – 1967

Simon and Garfunkel’s Mrs Robinson from The Graduate (1967) released in a different single version kept Hugo Montenegro’s cover version of Ennio Morricone’s The Good, The Bad And The Ugly from the No.1 spot in the Uk in 1968. Director, Mike Nichols had approached Clive Davis at Columbia to license music for his film. Initially sceptical, […]

The Dream - Get Dreamy - 1967 - Cover Art

9/2/16 – The Dream – Get Dreamy – 1967

One of Norway’s most famous musicians, guitarist Terje Rypdal started his recording career in the early sixties with the ‘Norwegian Shadows’. The trend for instrumental guitar groups with glassy lead tones was a worldwide phenomena and The Vanguards were the Norwegian version. England had Hank Marvin but Norway had Terje Rypdal and although Rypdal is latterly […]