Tag Archives: John Lennon

Ben E King pic

3/5/15 – Ben E King – 28th September 1938 – 30th April 2015 / Stand By Me – 1961/ John Lennon – Stand By Me – 1975

One of the classic R&B singers of the fifties and sixties Ben E King has died at the age of 76. He was born Benjamin Earl Nelson in North Carolina in 1938 and originally found fame as a member of The Drifters singing lead vocal on Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman’s iconic, Save The Last Dance […]

The Beatles - 1967

7/9/14 – Penny Lane/ Strawberry Fields – 1967

Recorded around the same time as Sgt. Pepper’s but not included on the album, this double A-side is arguably one of the greatest singles ever made. But somehow the groundbreaking Psychedelic Strawberry Fields and the perfect musical and lyrical Pop that was Penny Lane missed out on the No.1 spot in the UK due to […]

The Silkie Sing Dylan Cover Art 1965

19/4/14 – The Silkie – Sing The Songs Of Bob Dylan/You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – 1965

This is an album I discovered this week, The Silkie Sing The Songs Of Bob Dylan from 1965. They are a mid-sixties folk band that had one hit but didn’t manage to consolidate their success like their contemporaries from America, Peter, Paul And Mary and Australia, The Seekers. The album I have posted here isn’t exactly […]