1968

Cream Denmark 1968

10/4/17 – Cream – World Of Pain / We’re Going Wrong – Copenhagen – 1968

Staying at Anekdoten singer and guitarist, Nicklas Barker’s flat in Stockholm comes with a list of privileges for which we are truly grateful. It’s a lovely place in a great location and apart from harbouring a real mellotron it also is home to a wonderful record collection. Over the next two weeks I will be […]

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19/1/17 – Buddy Greco – August 14 1926 – January 10 2017 – Pre Dylan Lyricists /The Lady Is A Tramp – Tommy Dorsey Featuring Edythe Wright – 1937 / Sophie Tucker – 1937 / Lena Horne – 1948 / Ella Fitzgerald – 1956 / Pat Suzuki – 1958 / Frank Sinatra – 1958/1965 / Buddy Greco – 1960 / Shirley Bassey – 1966 / Diana Ross And The Supremes – 1968 / Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – 2011

Who were the great lyricists before Dylan? Well, from the fifties into the sixties you would probably say the men that wrote the words for the musicals, writers like Lorenz Hart. Hart wrote the lyrics for The Lady Is A Tramp and My Funny Valentine and was Richard Rodgers partner till alcoholism (Hart died tragically of […]

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1/11/16 – Pete Seeger – Where Have All The Flowers Gone? – Live In Sweden – 1968

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? is one of the most memorable anti-war songs conceived by one of the most famous protest singers and activists, Pete Seeger, together with Joe Hickerson. The song is based on an old Russian Folk song, the first three verses were written by Seeger with more verses added by Hickerson. Possibly […]

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31/10/16 – The Beatles – Revolution – 1968

As we come to the end of October with Donald Trump edging ahead in an ABC National poll, it seems we might need some kind of spiritual revolution, a revolution in understanding rather than intolerance. I’ve never understood a hierarchy of nations or races, genders or judgement over sexual orientation, what’s the point? John Lennon’s political […]