Underground Sunshine - Let There Be Light - Cover Art - 1969

2/5/17 – Underground Sunshine – Birthday – 1969

There’s been so many forgotten covers of Beatles songs. This one by Wisconsin’s Underground Sunshine was a hit reaching No.26 in the US charts in August 1969. The band included German born brothers, Berthy and Frank Khol on bass and drums, Chris Connors on guitar and Jane Little on keyboards. They were originally called Entrance […]


16/4/17 – Bob Dylan And Johnny Cash – Girl From The North Country – 1969

Originally appearing on Bob Dylan’s second solo album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan released in 1963, he re-recorded the track as a duet with Johnny Cash and opened his 1969 album Nashville Skyline with the song. Although it starts off so well, the recorded version sounds like they were relying heavily on their legend to perfom the […]

Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell - Easy

15/4/17 – Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell – Easy – 1969 / Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy To Come By – 1969 / The Onion Song – 1970

There can’t be that many complete albums of male/female duets by the same two singers. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell were a musical marriage made in heaven releasing three duet albums on the Motown label. They scored many hits together in the late sixties starting with Ain’t No Mountain High Enough in 1967 reaching No.19 […]

Chuck Berry 1958

21/3/17 – Chuck Berry – October 18th 1926 – March 18th 2017 / Chuck Berry – Little Queenie – 1959 / The Rolling Stones – Little Queenie – 1969

With little effort, tapping into those talents that allow me to predict the future, I have been saying this was coming since I realized quite recently that Chuck Berry would be 91 in 2017 – note that Little Richard will be 85 in December. Sadly Chuck didn’t make it to that 91st birthday but his legacy runs […]


25/11/16 – Aguaturbia – 1st/ Volumen 2 – 1969/1970 / Psychedelic Drugstore – 1993

If you remember the ten volumes of the Love Peace And Poetry compilations featuring obscure Psychedelic bands from ten different countries, the covers adorned with Californian sixties Go Go dancer and model Cheryl Strode – then you may have come across Aguaturbia on Volume 10 (focusing on Chile). Two Aguaturbia tracks were featured – Erótica and I […]


14/11/16 – Leon Russell – April 2 1942 – November 13 2016 / Hall Of Fame Induction By Elton John – 2011 / Talking About Songwriting / A Song For You – 1970 – A Song For You – Live – 1971 / Carpenters – Superstar – 1971 / Joe Cocker And The Grease Band – Delta Lady – 1969 / George Benson – This Masquerade

After a political thread that inspired wonderful, meaningful songs about righting the world’s wrongs, Donald Trump was elected president of the USA – then Leonard Cohen died. I left London and flew to Stockholm to rehearse with Anekdoten and then in turn flew to Holland to play, leaving the following day to drive to Germany – […]