1968

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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 […]

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15/10/16 – Cream – Politician/ Wheels Of Fire – 1968

Continuing this month’s theme – Politician appeared on Cream’s third album, Wheels Of Fire, released in 1968 – the world’s first Platinum selling double album. Produced by future Mountain bassist Felix Pappalardi who also played organ, viola and trumpet, the album consisted of one disc of studio recordings and one disc of live recordings from New York’s Fillmore […]