It’s four years since David Bowie died (he was 69) and there’s a lot of people out there today paying tribute. I never saw him live although I nearly saw the Glass Spider tour. When we were in L.A. making, I think it was GAF, the label got us tickets, the whole band went but just before we left I had a migraine attack and couldn’t go, I never got another chance. I am posting a clip of the alleged first TV appearance as a singer and then the classic: The Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Long Haired Men – I know how they feel.
Last week on the 3rd January, it was Gerry Marsden from Gerry And The Pacemakers who left us, he was 78. Liverpool fans hear him sing You’ll Never Walk Alone at every home game. Once when I worked in a restaurant (The Cottage Loaf on The Wirral across the Mersey from Liverpool), he came in – with Cilla Black, they were too famous to look at. But that ferry that he sang about in Ferry Cross The Mersey (1965) was the same ferry we used to take to see all the bands in the seventies. I can’t see that film clip without thinking about being a teenager on my way to see Argent, Be Bop Deluxe, Hawkwind, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Cockney Rebel, Dr. Feelgood, Caravan, CAN, Camel, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower, Pink Floyd, Queen and many many more.
Music Of The Daze
This version is obviously a remake but it is so nostalgic to see Liverpool this way, the ferry here called Woodchurch was the name of my school. I used to work in one of those buildings on the Pier Head (The Cunard). To see the original clip you have to watch the original film that also stars Cilla Black and The Fourmost.
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.