1973

Todd Rundgren - A Wizard A True Star - Cover Art - 1973

17/5/17 – Todd Rundgren – Honorary Speech At Berklee School Of Music, Boston – 2017 / A Wizard, A True Star – 1973

Todd Rundgren has been awarded an honoury doctorate by Berklee School Of Music in Boston.”This year’s honorary doctorate recipients were recognized for their achievements in contemporary music, for their enduring contributions to popular culture, and for the influence their careers and music have had on Berklee’s international student body.” Rundgren’s speech is a rather inspiring review of […]

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9/11/16 – Stevie Wonder – Living For The City – 1973/ Live On Music Laden – Germany -1974

In 1973, Stevie Wonder released two classic albums, signaling a major breakthrough artistically and commercially. His last major success was as Little Stevie Wonder releasing the single, Fingertips that reached No.1 on the US charts in 1963. Previous albums had crossed over as he evolved from the young blind wonder kid to the talented young man and […]

The Jean Genie single cover 1972

29/5/16 – David Bowie – The Jean Genie – Top Of The Pops Live – 1973 / The Jean Genie – Video Starring Cyrinda Foxe – 1972

Don’t worry, I’m not finished yet and thanks to some helpful suggestions, the tragedy of classic No.2 songs being held off the No.1 spot by unworthy chart toppers continues. The Jean Genie was released by David Bowie in November 1972 as the first single from the forthcoming album Aladdin Sane released in April 1973. The song […]

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12/4/16 – Irma Thomas – I’m Gonna Cry Till My Tears Run Dry – 1966 / Inbetween Tears – 1973

The late fifties and early sixties were an era of tears. Lost loves, betrayals, break-ups, teenage death songs, crying was the order of the day and Irma Thomas’ I’m Gonna Cry Till My Tears Run Dry is a rather forgotten song from that era’s Soul/Blues genre, rich with talent. Irma comes from Poncahtoula, Lousianna famous for […]